Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #958 Easy (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Sept. 27, 2016

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 Monologue Mania Day #958 Easy (for Caregivers Anonymous)  by Janet S. Tiger (c) Sept. 27, 2016

Caregivers Anonymous is-
-the recipient of a San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Program Fellowship grant 
-sponsored by Playwrights Project and 
-has a website now - CaregiversAnon.org

For other monologues from Caregivers Anonymous, please see Days # 268, 270, 271, 273, 284, 285, 286, 314, 317, 380, 412, 444, 454, 455, 456, 473, 474, 475, 476, 483, 484, 513, 514, 566, 569, 666, 692, 702, 714, 777, 778, 782, 783, 797, 802, 812, 813, 820, 869, 874, 881, 889, 903, 917 and today's 927

                                     (for Caregivers Anonymous)
                                                by Janet S. Tiger   
                                     c)  2016    all rights reserved

          (She comes out onstage holding a pillow, holds it tight.  Southern accent)

It would be easy....so easy......I could use a pillow.....or ...(thinking)  .... I could give him......different pills for a few days.....or no pills, he'd never notice.  He hates taking them anyhow.  I don't think he'd mind......so it would be even....easier.

Why do I hesitate?  If it was reversed, if I was the one who could never walk again....never have children again.....would he hesitate?  Or would he have been gone already?

Easy peasy.......


Exactly how?  You mean would I actually place the pillow over his sleeping face?

           (She holds the pillow tightly then leans as if over a sleeping body)

How long would it take? Could I hold it long enough?  Would he struggle?  Or let it go........(sighs)  maybe the pills would be the best way......

            (Listens, then turns away, affected)

Ok!  I got it!  Maybe...maybe I really don't want to kill him!  Maybe all I want is for him to be stretched out on some rack until he admits that he was......(furious)  WRONG!  That he should never have gone out that night when he was already buzzed!  That he shoulda let a friend take him home....or called me, for God's sakes!  But he could never admit that, could he?  Not for one minute!  He would take a bullet for me, but to say...I'm sorry, I shoulda listened to you, babe....that, that he can't do!

(Laughs)  Zero.  You know when one plus one equals zero?  My Daddy taught me....one drunk and one motorcycle equals ...zero......And now I am married to that zero, and that is what we have....nothin'......

          (Lights down)

Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315                CaregiversAnon.org
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Heartbreaking and real. Gorgeous.