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Knew when the ambulance slunk away.

by verdonck on December 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


i arrived just as they were carrying my mother into the ambulance. they worked on her there for several minutes as i watched through the rear window. when they left, they did not have their lights or sirens on, and rolled slowly into the dark.

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