• I pick up the phone
    And put on my best smile
    While my hands are shaking
    I dial his number
    The phone rings once
    Then twice
    Then three times
    Before he answers
    His voice is slurred
    He says he's been drinking
    Laughter in the background,
    I can barely hear what he's saying
    He apologizes,
    And tells me to call back later
    And then I hang up the phone

    ... But I'm still shaking.