An Ordinary Day

by Julie forster

The long shift begins, with a nice friendly smile, to the little old lady, who’s staying on trial. The sink is prepared, with soaps and toothpastes, we turn to the lady, without any haste. She looks at us, a frown on her face, we smile back at her, as if we know our place. We go to her level, hands down the side, and ask her clearly, if she would like us to guide? She looks right through us, with wide open eyes, what is …

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