Chapter 10:

X | Some Memories

Something's Not Right

I sit under the glare of
white fluorescent lights,

tapping my feet
to the beat of Moonlight Sonata
in that windowless room.

The two nurses

in front of me
are indistinguishable

except for their eyes.

the one on the left

is wearing mascara.

Is that allowed?

'I don't think it matters,'
my words come out

without thinking.

The angmoh nurse
who led me here tenses
behind me.

My hand goes
to my waistband

but I've already hidden the knife

the rowan trees.

I have nothing to defend myself


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