It had space for up to four "dependents."
I used to be so proud that I filled up all of those boxes.
Today I filled out a form.
And I only filled three of the four boxes.
It should be so simple to write their names, their birthdates...
There's such a gap.
Such an enormous empty space contained inside the four lines of that little tiny box.
But it's not missing to the recipient of the form. They'll never know that he should have been there. They won't even know that I used to be able to fill out all four of those damn boxes.
But I will always know.