Mum: I am going to have to go grate some cheese for this
Me: you don’t have to do anything.
You don’t have to grate cheese.
You don’t have to eat tonight.
You don’t HAVE to breathe.
You don’t HAVE to keep fighting the ever marching beat of time.
You dont’ HAVE to struggle against the constant but steady decay of your body
Mum: are…. you ok…?
Me: i have got to slow down on the night vale podcasts