Today's Angel

I was writing an entry in my hospital journal
when Bee came over and tried incessantly to get my attention.

"And Mom, my friend was ..."

"Listen, Mom, I ..."

"Sing with me, Mom!"

I said at last,
"Hey, Bee, would you leave me alone for fifteen minutes?"

She replied in a small voice,
"OK, Mom! I'll set a kitchen timer."

I must have said it more gently since she didn't frown at all.

My original Japanese entry.