you aren't going to like what i have to say

before i start i want to say you shouldn’t blame yourself

there’s no point in beating around the bush

there’s something we need to talk about

this is the most difficult thing i’ve ever had to tell anyone

the longer i wait the harder it’s going to be

it’s best if we face this right now

what i’m about to tell you won’t be easy to hear

i know this will hurt but it has to be said

i don’t like being the bearer of bad news

please sit down, this could come as a shock

you knew this was coming, right?

i hope this won’t be a complete surprise

hate to break it to you

please don’t kill the messenger

i have some really bad news

how do i even say this

this is really really hard for me

there are no words for what i have to tell you

i can’t go on lying anymore

you aren’t going to like what i have to say

Donato Mancini, “you aren’t going to like what i have to say” from Same Diff. Copyright © 2017 by Donato Mancini. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Source: Same Diff (Talonbooks, 2017)