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11/14/13 Day 1

11/14/13 Day 1

Saturday, January 11, 2014
8:11 PM

Inpatient at Shepard Pratt:
Waiting on Admission

So I’m in this atrium like a cul-de-sac but it’s hospital
rooms instead of houses and James lives in #3 on the
end and he has CP or something he walks bowlegged and screams
and yells instead of talking and he laughs at his own jokes and
I wish I could understand what he’s tryina say cause
I need a good laugh right now it’s been a while
and Nurse Jackie apologizes because he keeps coming over to
look behind my curtain and he scared me at first but
I smiled at him and he woulda smiled back
if he could and then I started to understand some of
the things he was saying- at 6 o’clock he reminds her
it’s dinnertime and at 6:30 he wants ice cream
but he didn’t eat all his green beans and it
makes me smile and my life is ■■■■■■■ falling apart
because I’m about to be admitted to a mental hospital
and for a minute- all I can think about is
that weird ■■■■■■■ clock on the wall that’s taunting me because
the numbers are turned sideways along the edge of the circle and
@4 and 10 the numbers flip and I notice that dude in
room #2 kinda looks like my favorite ex and
in that moment while waiting to be admitted to a mental hospital
all I can think about is ■■■■■■■ that dude in room #2-
and the obviously insane ■■■■■■■ person and whoever
THE ■■■■
would make such a God-forsaken clock.

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I’d like to hear more. I was in Shepard Pratt.

Don’t remember that crazy clock.

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The clock was actually across the street in GBMC. They made me go there first for medical treatment because I was physically ill as well. I was in some sort of psych wing- but I guess they had rooms for long term patients.