In Patient by H.E. Casson

These metal beds 

On either side

Up, up they rise

And here I lie

 

Tucked in with arms 

Crossed in an X

 

The floor is cold

It cools my back

I count, I track

The seconds tick

 

I hope I’ll soon 

Be done with this

 

The hospital

My second home

I’m home alone

I hum along

(I know this song)

I fall asleep

I’m hidden here

 

Between these beds

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H. E. Casson is a writer, a Torontonian, and an all-around-somewhat-okay human. Their words have recently been published by Malarkey Books, Lunate, Taco Bell Quarterly, Terse, and Writers Resist. Their SSRI of choice is Cipralex, though their anxiety prefers Ativan.

Published by Serotonin

Keep pushing that boulder up the mountain.