Act I Inpatient
No time passes slower
than the minutes that creep into hours
during a hospital intake.
All the questions! The re-questioning! The inquisition!
Where do you fall between 1 and 10?
You weigh your answer like a miser weighs his gold-
(with the utmost interest…)
for 3 to 1 will get you 1 to 1
and no one wants 1 to 1.
The hospital is a dreary place.
The only brightness within is the staff,
who carries your light for you