Wake

Did you know, when I called 911, I was put on hold.
For 10 minutes.

It wouldn’t have made a difference. He died right in
front of me
in our room.
He was gone.

Her hands run over her forehead, her eyelids.

I’ve been having trouble sleeping.
Do you think it could be our mattress?

Year Created: 2020

A 4th-year combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics resident. She has a bachelor’s degree in Russian Language and Literature and played fiddle in one of the first Siberian-Irish pub bands before moving back stateside for medical school.