During the Interview for the PTSD Clinic

the student counselor asked, "Can you tell me about your trauma?" She waited.
Can I tell you about my trauma? No.
Yes. I can and can't.
I can't speak
on demand.
Now! Go!
Begin your story.
The tape recorder is on.
My pen is ready. I've had my lunch.
I'm ready to hear your story. I don't look it, but I am.