Milly Got Into the Police Car with the Two Toms
and she didn’t know what to say so she
chain smoked asked about their families but she
was so worried about Ken she didn’t hear their
answers: various versions of fine. Finally when they
arrived at the police station in downtown Catskill maybe
fifteen minutes that seemed forever she got out of the car
forgetting about her bad knee entirely she just got right out of the car
bounded actually ran into the station and there, right there
sitting in a room with buzzing fluorescent lights, an innocuous
chair, that color of green, there right there smoking a Pall Mall
as innocent as can be, there was Ken. Milly walked over. Ken
did not stand up. What did you do? she shouted. Nothing he said.
Absolutely nothing. She did not believe him.