These accounts can’t be easy to write, but boy are they a lifeline for the rest of us. I am only a bystander to a family member’s repeated shankings, and have never seen it described this way. It matters. Thank you. I hope nurses, techs, and doctors are reading this.

I’m a 50-something bohemian with a mountain of debt and regrets. Can I dig out before it’s all over? I brake for poets.

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