should I start, he says.
The beginning's always good.
he says, a comedian. It was good. It was good in the beginning.
David is in jail, awaiting transfer to prison.
He is thirty-three years old. He was sentenced to ninety years.
it was good at first, he tells me. I loved that girl, deep...and we was together all the time 24/7. Then outta nowhere
she's like, I'm gonna do this, I'm gonna do that, and I'm like, yeah, who
you gonna do it with.
did she say?
she gonna say, I'm bangin' Rico and Eddie...no, she goes, oh David, honey, me and Clarissa, we're goin'
shopping. Shoppin' my ass. She was shoppin' alright.
smiles. He has a nice smile. David knows that.
the news, he says, they tried to make me into, ya know, some kinda monster—
tries a monster pose but he needs both hands and one is cuffed
to the table. It throws him, but only for a moment.
just like anybody else ya know. And I did love her. I was crazy about that girl and
then for her to do me that way...no ma'am. So yeah, I said c'mon
let's go for a ride and we drive, way way past town.
stops. He is savoring this.
We're cussin' and fightin', she don't know it but I'm arguing with
her just to get good and worked up. 'Cuz I know what I'm gonna do.
David winks, and laughs and shakes his head.
The guard in the room is keeping track of the time.
your appetite, David? Do you sleep all right?
puts the back of his free hand against his ear.
a baby. Eat like a pig, food's not bad here, for jail food...now
before I done it? Oh I was a mess, 'cuz I'm worryin' all the time
about what she's doing and who she's doing it with. Afterwards? No
problem. I eat good. I sleep good.
sleep fine since I cut off that bitch's head.
A buzzer sounds.
The guard says, Time.