I Was Waiting, as I Always Have Been


I went to the doctor in Suzuka-shi. The local train took two hours from Hakusan and was at the end of the line. Dr. Hayashi Lin was on the US Embassy website as an internal doctor and a dermatologist in Japan. It was raining hard. It was going to rain all day.

I was worried about a purple spot on my lower lip. I was a mild hypochondriac, and worried about everything I couldn’t control: money, love, loneliness, my parents’ aging, death, and I worried about how much I worried.


"I Was Waiting, as I Always Have Been" is online at JUKED.