Cayia. Age 13. Furlong, Pennsylvania
                      4:30 pm - 4:30 am
Hospital waiting room,
With ocean-blue chairs.
Soon to be sister, sleeping.
Football, football, football,
TV on silence.
Watching the door at every given moment,
Waiting for news.
Screeching silence
Uncomfortable seating,
Jumbled up, crunched,
Trying to fall asleep.
Freezing floors like lying on an iceberg
Waiting… waiting… waiting…
Then the tender words of,
“He’s here”
Sleepy, sleepy eyes
Like waiting on a roller coaster forever.
Babies everywhere,
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