Too Many Empty Chairs
An Open Letter To NY State Senator James Skoufis
It’s barely seven a.m. at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. The sun isn’t even awake yet. Snow and rain is falling outside, and it’s falling pretty good, a reminder that winter continues. Footsteps echo across the tiled floor, staff reporting for duty. I’m tucked in a corner, leaning against the wall with a book in my hand.