I Can’t Hang Out

A poem and an apology and an asking for understanding

Megan Minutillo

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Because the baby is sleeping / because I have work to do / because someone still has to make dinner / because I haven’t showered in two days / because my hair is a mess / because there is a mountain of unanswered emails that are taunting me from inbox / because there are still edits to do / and pages to read / and calls to make / because my feet hurt / because my back aches / because my body is tired / because my brain needs a rest / as much as my soul / because sometimes I like to stay in / because sometimes I need quiet / because I don’t have anything to give at the moment / because I love you / and because you love me — I hope you’ll understand I’ll have to catch you next time.

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Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.