subject line: Happy Birthday to me.

 

birmingham, alabama

Today is my birthday. I blocked you on my phone years ago when the temptation of replying back to your messages was too great for me to resist. But every year, just for today, I want to unblock you. Just to see if this year you remembered and decided to reach out. But I won’t. And I’ll wonder if there’s a text floating in space somewhere from you that goes unanswered. The not knowing is better than the hurt when you ultimately don’t reach out.