Liked it better when they all wore white.
Coats or smocks, didn’t matter. But white.
Seeing nurses in colors set him off a little.
Like nuns in jeans, an order was upset.
Whoever said blue or plum were less stressful didn’t account for this one
With a smart patterned blouse and bright red nails.
And you had…she looked at the laptop she carried lovingly in the crook of her arm…
Rectal bleeding, was it?
What? No! I didn’t…
It says here that you did.
I would remember.
But…she squinted at the screen…
You are Delores Sierra are you not?
No. I’m Raymond Dugan.
No, that’s not right.
It’s my birthday. I would know.
You’d be surprised, she said.
He stared holes into the side of the face
Staring at the screen for answers.
My old man would have slapped her by now and walked out, he thought.
Or, closer to the end, pissed on her desk or shit himself;
Just to show her.
Which would have been wrong.
If you’ll give me a moment Mrs. Sierra…