By Ryan Strohman
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Copyright © 2011 Ryan Strohman
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He perched on the side of the single bed in the corner of the white, windowless room staring off into space as if he had no worries in the world. With no sense of urgency about him, his demeanor was that of a newborn infant. Naïve and innocent. The pale bleakness of the room and his situation had no visible effect on him.
Every so often an aide or nurse would stop in to see him. The routine was always the same: first a knock, then a buzzing noise emanating from somewhere above the door, and then the white padded door would slowly open.
He could tell he scared them. That much was clearly obvious.