ShROdinger's all american girl: a true story

Written by Morgan Satterlee

 

I suppose I saved a young woman's life last year. 

 

Walking back from the grocery store I discovered her passed out in the gutter, abandoned. Breathing infrequently, eyes wide open.

 

I ran back to the store and used their phone to call an ambulance. They came so fast it surprised me. They took her away, "seemed routine", the paramedics said. I don't know what that means. 

 

Perhaps she was saved; perhaps she was a statistic. 

 

I thought I saw her on the street a couple weeks later but it couldn't possibly have been. The odds are too small.

 

She is both alive and dead in my mind, forever in purgatory. Forever floating in the space between certainties.

 

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