Alimony

Should've called and asked Al for the money because the real one was not going to comply.
Didn't know if the rent would be paid. The lights might be next but she better find Al.
He knew he had to pay because he signed those papers to end a spotty dark marriage.
It took twenty years for it to finally arrive on her mother's birthday. Was that the sign of freedom ringing?

She didn't know unless she asked for Al.