I sat there on my stripped bed. My walls were bare, the AC was on, the only noise in the room.
I looked down at an ant carrying a Doritos crumb. I felt bad for him.
I glanced at the clock on the wall behind bars. It was 5:46 am. I was the only one awake.
I was getting discharged today, at 10:00. I was beyond ready! My bags were packed, my room was clean, i had on fresh clothes and makeup.
I kicked my feet back and forth making a pattern. The pattern got more intense as i started a beat with my hands slapping my knee.
Soon i was into a total rock concert!! I started to laugh, i was in a great mood.
I had been in this psych ward for 9 days. 9 days too long.
I sat there entertained by the spirits outside my window. The sun was now shining. It was 8:00 am.
I climbed off of bed and went to get my meds. Then i got my breakfast tray and brought it to my room. I never eat with the other patients.
I ate quickly, returned the tray and called my Mom on the phone.
She was super excited to have me home, my whole family was.
Soon it was 10!!! My Step Dad walked through the locked doors. i raced to give him a hug.
“IM GOING HOME!” i cheered. He chuckled.
we signed paperwork and with in 20 minutes, i Was FREE!!