Five Points, Vol. 2 No. 1Fall 1997
From Allen Ginsberg, “I don’t know what I’m doing any more than anyone else, but at least I know I don’t know what I’m doing, and most people think they know what they’re doing.”
Laying the Ghost
It was the day our LPN, Evangeline Jefferson, who was tall and broad and angry, wore her wraparound sunglasses inside the office under its pale, fluorescent light. Lenny Pravda and I were telling the usual childish body jokes in what we called the lounge, which was very dark because we had someone on the staff who was painfully hung over every day and who kept the clinic as shaded as she could. This was the room we napped in when we needed to, and where we dictated notes, and where every now and again we sat with patients.