Where people wait



--a low-ceilinged square room with sturdy, outdated furniture and uninteresting vending machines where families wait for the surgeon's report
--a bland, poorly-lit anteroom where job applicants wait for a summons by those might hire them
--a stuffy church vestry room crammed with a jumble of tarnished candlesticks and petrified wax droppings where the bride waits for the organ to strike up Mendelssohn
--a tiny, bare room with three chairs where people who’ve been pulled out of the security control line at the airport wait to see if they are under arrest
--the conjugal bedroom where a wife waits for her husband to come home
May 8, 2016
Sara Tusek

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