purgatory bingo in the waiting room we talk about super bowls & rice makers. uncle jo is there eating a twinkie. then, the fine china is on the floor & no one seems to know what is coming next. there are bells on the walls. old ladies & a girl i sat next to in seventh grade science class. she's popping pink gum. there are teeth in my pocket. i keep it to myself. maybe there is a list with names. maybe there is another room full of light & free toothpaste. i count none of my boyfriends & all of my girlfriends here. an empty water cooler. a television & all i can think is "soon. so soon."