This post has not been edited except for typos and spelling errors. It is all stream-of-consciousness.
I thought it would be easy, coming here today, your wedding with her. Who was I kidding? I’m cowering somewhere in the back of the church in my too tight, too high shoes wishing I was up there with you. But I’d never wear that dress. What is she dressed for? Playboy Bunnies weddings? Her boobs look like they’ll pay a visit any time now. And what’s with that short dress? Did they run out of material?
Okay. I’m being judgmental. I know this. I slump farther down into the pew as if wish it would absorb me. I am an awful human being. There. I’ve said it.
You called me judgmental. You said I had snarky words for everyone and maybe it was true. Okay. It was one-hundred-percent true. But that’s the way I was raised. A cop-out, but true. My mother never met a person she didn’t love to hate.
You look handsome. Every time I’d ever seen you in a suit it was for a wedding or a funeral and here you are now at a wedding. Your wedding.
Here it comes: does anyone know why so and so should not marry so and so.
Me, me, me, bloody me.
You look around and your eyes land on me. Crap. Did you just raise an eyebrow?
I jump up. Everyone looks at me, including you. That’s when I realize that maybe you hadn’t glanced my way at all.
I smile. “Oops. Tights just riding up a bit,” I say and then slink back down into the hard, hard pew. My face is flushed and I want to disappear.
If there was anything I could do to turn this moment around. Oh, what nonsense. You had your chance. If you’d had a change of heart or if I’d been willing to admit I was wrong.
I was wrong.
“I was wrong!”
end (5) 10/22/2016
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