Man and his visibly pregnant wife are in bed together. His chest was bare and he kept looking at his cell-phone for the alarm to ring. The woman just had bouts of her routine morning-sickness. She was paled and breathless.
Woman sits up with an effort and putsÃ‚Â a hand on his arm.
Woman: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Please, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go to work today.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Man: “Trust me, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather stay home but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got loads of shit to do. The crazy clients do not understand a fig. My team-members are a bunch of morons. Is there something wrong?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Woman: Ã¢â‚¬Å“No, not really. Have a good day.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Man: Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just, we really need the money with the baby coming. I really need to go to work for that…. But I still love you, you okay?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Woman: Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m fine. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m, justÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m justÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.these god damn hormones.. and, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re right, you should go to work. Promise you would call me every hour.Ã¢â‚¬Â
*ManÃ‚Â stands up. He bends down to kiss her. The alarm goes off and He picks his cell phone up off the nightstand and starts dialing.
Man: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dave, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jack. Sorry but I wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be able to make it in todayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ No, it’s personal. I can’t explain it though. Thanks. Bye.”
Woman: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I’m so scaredÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Man: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yeah, me too but I’m here. Things are gonna be okay, you’ll see. I love you.Ã¢â‚¬Â
*Man puts his hand down on top of hers..!
And he murmured to himself, with Whitman
I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love
If you want me again, look for me under your boot soles.