LVI | Someone’s Spade
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Zuraida steps

into the gap,
her bare feet

sinking

between the roots
of the tree.

She looks down.

Lifts her foot up.

I reach forward,
drag her out

before

she picks up

the object.

We both land

on the hard
cobblestone

floor.

I see it close up
for the first time.

The shiny uneven surface
isn't rock,

it's a transparent layer

of plastic,
melted around stonework.

Everything

turns

black.

There's a tap
on my shoulder.

A smell

of antiseptic.

A voice
calling my name.

Slowly,

the main hall
comes into focus

and the angmoh nurse
is crouched

in front of me,

one hand
on my shoulder.

He stands

when he sees me

open my eyes.

Medicine time?

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