I get dressed.
I find my name.
I have eggs for breakfast.
I almost finish.
I hear a knock on the door.
I ignore it,
no one knocks on my door.
I sit down again
I finish eating.
I hear it again.
I walk toward the door.
I reach for the doorknob.
I don't touch it.
A third knock.
I swing the door open and see someone.
She has a metal thing, it looks dangerous.
I back up against the wall and she rounds on me.
"You're lucky." She says matter of factly.
Whatever it was pointed at my face,
it had a hole in one end and it bent into a handle.
Like a revolver but it was blocky. Two squares.
"You should be dead by now." She is older than me.
Maybe thirty, her grey-blue eyes are cold as she regards me.
I slide down the wall.
I cry again.
"And you will be if you don't do what I tell you."
It's not a joke.
I look up.
Words catch in my mouth.
I have not talked in so long.
"Who are you and what do you want?"
I stutter, my throat hurts.
"My name is Salome, and my want is to follow Mother's orders."
I remember the name. It is in the back of my mind.
"To teach you who you are."
I don't have a choice.
I have to find out.