Hospital II.

The Runner / Wellcome Images

The Runner / Wellcome Images


At the rehab hospital, there was a boy patient of about 14 years old. He had been hit by a car whose driver was talking on a cell phone.

I usually saw him when our physical therapy was at the same time. He did not talk. He had no affect. All he did was jog around and around the atrium, looking off into the distance, as if he was hearing the call of another world.

2 Responses to “Hospital II.”

  1. Elizabeth writes:

    You are an amazing writer. This passage took my breath away; I could imagine it in a chapbook of poems. (This, from the offspring of English professors, and a creative writer, herself, who rolls her eyes at most contemporary published work.)

  2. duke writes:

    puts things into perspective.. there is always someone with a heavier burden

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