-make more lists
-call her back
-just a little text, like oh hey how’ve you been
-NO and stop this is my list
-you’re having a conversation with yourself, you know
-you can’t just ignore me like that
-why call the vet?
-who do you think I should call?
-it’s just a bird
-a bird that didn’t say anything when you needed a wing for support
-well he can’t talk
-come on man
-you SERIOUSLY think you could have got through it without feathers to dry up your tears?
-WOW HELLO EVERYONE WE HAVE FOUND OUR NEXT OPRAH BOOK CLUB WRITER, WHAT A CLEVER COMPARISON
-FINE call but we both know what they’ll say
-sign up to Pinterest
– “oh, birds are so complex, your little Benny needs drugs that only I can prescribe”
-and you’re a bird-expert? Birds have wicked memories, relationships
-just give it time and he’ll be fine
-He isn’t moving.
-I have seen him take the longest naps.
-WOW you suck
-buy gym membership
-FINE CALL but birds aren’t complicated, they just need time
– do you ever listen to yourself???
– I am yourself
-browse Kijiji for a decent sweater
-OKAY I support your idea. It is a great idea, if it’ll make you feel better
-you always add those bits at the end like you can’t admit that you aren’t the authority on everything
-MAN birds just chirp and fuck. Don’t make it out to be some serious drama
-we’re talking about BIRDSEX now? Remember how he sat on your shoulder, and he never had before?
-WOW connecting unconnected phenomena. We break up and a bird lands on my shoulder. Isn’t bird rocket science
-I’m texting her
-uh no you aren’t
-hey what’s up? Benny Benn misses you
-I’m still in love w u
words by Liam Lachance
art by YoAz
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