Spilled Stories 1, Episode 3: Cold Turkey…Basted

Judge says

We are gathered here today for the case that the defendant (me) has not paid child support for his baby


What she talking bout?

The only baby I can think of is how many times she was calling me that during that drunken night

But i digress

She looks at me and says she needs to some things off her chest

That night when we both got wasted

You didn’t know that you were cold turkey basted 

Next day went to the store

Got the test done and it was positive

I’m positive that baby is yours no contrapositive 

I meant to tell you along the way

But them 9 months, I was like sand at the beach washing away

But this is my time of need

So I’m begging you please

Give some support for our baby that’s what she needs

My face flabbergasted 

My mental state has had it

She was waiting for me to say something

At the time all that came out was nothing

Finally I took a deep breath

And said……

Reggie Johnson is a poet reigning from Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting at the age of nine, Reggie has been writing poetry through their love of music and life experiences. He has 9 books now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @r_d_johnson and on IG @rdjohnsonwrites

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