Gruesome Playground Injuries – Monologue (Kayleen)

A monologue from the play by Rajiv Joseph

KAYLEEN (twenty eight)

You can’t marry that girl, Doug. You can’t. Because what about me? What about me, huh? When my dad died, when you…

when you came to the funeral home that night… That stuff you said to me… You’re always doing that, you know?

The top ten best things anyone’s ever done for me have all been done by you. That’s pretty good, right? And I know.

I know I know I know… I’m so stupid. I’m always… I’m just f***ed up, you know that. And so I need you to stick it out, Dougie.

I’m gonna need you to come looking for me again. I’m sorry. But you have to wake up now. You have to wake up for me.

Because I’m not great, you know? I’m not great. And I really need you right now. I really need you to come over and show me some stupid sh*t again,

tell me some stupid joke like you always do. I’m sorry I’ve been gone. I’m back now. You know? I’m back now.

So wake up. Wake up now, buddy. Just, you know… rise and shine. It’s Tuesday. That was always your favorite day.

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