ldquo;This is Constable Tyler at the Callander police station. Im calling about your mother.
She tried to kill herself again?
I don’t know how people in charge keep their faces forward, or the ones with guns in their hands, how they keep them up. They must never get a long enough break to think; or even get to dream.
Aboard the F Trainthe inefficient, underfinanced F trainin the late afternoon, the rush hour just beginning its bell curve ascent, the train ululating through black tunnels of disease