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All the Waiting Rooms

by Kara Q. Smith
Sitting in the waiting room at Planned Parenthood for a check up or squished between other bodies in blue chairs at the DMV while voraciously staring at my number, these are situations I have no problem dramatically recollecting in my head. One part physical memory of space: the dirty chairs, drab paint, lack of decoration, and horribly ironic magazines.  And one part psychological place: being liminal, uncomfortable, scared I might have to empty my bank account for something I do not yet know about, and for some reason feeling incredibly empathetic to everyone in the room who seems to have more... [more]
Posted by Kara Q. Smith on 11/8/11