She Was Fading


Tara, Delilah’s mother, tells me that she isn’t allowed out of the hospital anymore. Delilah has never had an episode outside of St. Mercy and Tara was scared it could happen again. But I’m allowed to visit like a family member would.

I go to St. Mercy every day. Sometimes Crow comes too. When Crow visits Delilah at least puts on a fake smile. When I’m alone all we do is sit in silence.

She’s afraid I’m disappointed in her. She thinks I’m angry. She thinks I see her as a child now. I don’t; I see her as broken. But I think I’ve believed that all along.