scenes from a hospital
I retreated backwards, then sideways, then outright walking away down the hospital hallway. The doctor's voice had gone underwater right before, and faded out with every step - like a radio in a car that was backing out of the driveway. Things just got sort of numb after that, there were teardrops and glimpses out third-floor windows. Cut to the exit with not much inbetween, weaving through the other wounded pedestrians... in that moment, if I had a hood, I would havce hidden beneath it and walked away forever. I settled for a concrete seat in the sun instead, and I wept.