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So I sit and listen to Mexican music wonder where you are. Wondering how you are. Trying to ignore the shift-key. Microsoft won't cooperate; auto correct.
I sit and miss you as I sit and write you. I delete and rewrite. Romantic.
I delete the suicide casualness.
I take out the gushy part where I reiterate how much I need you here.
How I want you here faster.
I reword the anecdote about the Bill Withers Song and then just delete the fucker entirely.
I get mad at the spellchecker for keeping track.
I’m terrified you are going to find some reason, somehow, someway to change your mind. To dissolve our ideas, our plans, our futures.
I’m paranoid.
I'm hungry.
I rewrite and delete the part where I tell you how fucked up my broken hand feels because you already know.
I smashed it again, just for you.
I completely omit the paragraph describing how fucking hard it is to type decently and cry at the same time.
I take a drink.

I think about what to say next but I can’t come up with anything. I’m burnt out. I love you I need You. I miss you. Come back to me. Come home to me. I delete this and resurrect it.

I need you, there is no punchline.

Date Written: May 12, 2004
Author: TheBuyer
Average Vote: 2.6667

05/14/2004 anonymous: From Author: that damned robot got me all weepy and nostalgic.
05/17/2004 TheBuyer: Is this funny?
05/17/2004 Will Disney: seems like this short is trying to put limits on MY forever, no?
05/17/2004 Mr. Pony (4): Yeah, it's kind of funny!
05/17/2004 anonymous: maybe so Will, but ... we can make it stop ... right now ...
05/17/2004 John Slocum (2): there is no punchline, or much of anything else.
05/17/2004 qualcomm (2): double-header from the bukowski author? we at acme don't take kindly to earnestness.
05/17/2004 Jon Matza: Parody of Airea? Sincere poem? Ill-conceived & ill-executed either way. Won't bother piling on another low vote because I have an enormous heart.
05/17/2004 scoop: Where do you get off, The Lerpa! Why, just the other day the bestof us, the number 1 rated author on this site, animated a moving tribute to a simialr styled short by airea. Ask him yourself!
05/17/2004 anonymous: Maybe if the robot read it.
05/18/2004 Mr. Pony: Keep this up and the robot WILL read it!!
05/18/2004 TheBuyer: Ha! Fair enough. I wasn't expecting both these off-format weak ones to show up at the same time on the same day, fuck. Good thing I'm pretty but not that smart or I'd give it up entirely.