First time Ciara woke up with a broken bone, Father demanded to know who had hurt his baby girl.
“Happened in the dream place, Pop-Pop.” She wouldn’t recant, even for a chocolate shake.
Sixth time, she came into the den dragging her leg. “Oakmen disturbed the King’s concert. They trampled me.”
Despair filled Father’s eyes. He already had a bed in the psych ward on standby.
That very night, They came for their Queen, and I watched my little sister disappear through the wall.
Nothing you say or give me will make me recant, but I do appreciate the bed.