It’s My Trigger Word

I don’t like the word taxes. On a page, on a screen. Said outloud. Just typing that has made my shoulders tense up, my leg start shaking, my eyes squeeze shut, my mouth whisper, make it stop, make it stop. My face is white. My hands are clammy.

What I’m saying is that it’s a really great thing that THAT WORD is EVERYWHERE right now. Twitter! Email! A text from a friend! (“How do you do your taxes?”) THIS BLOG. So like, happy t@x season everyone.