PTSD and City Living

Today, I heard an explosion and then sirens for over an hour.

But I was safe at home, and could hear it was across the Fraser River.

The Family next door to me, safe from a war torn nation were frightened by the too familiar sounds. The Father asked me in halting English what was happening.

I guessed an industrial accident, and he smiled. I said I was not sure, but I would find out. He asked about the elementary school down the block. He worried it was safe.

I told him it was, that it was across the river, and no danger on the streets here.

later in the evening, I was looking at the few stars through the clouds and waiting for him to sit outside on his back porch.

When he appeared, I told him it was a business accident, the school and neighbourhood are safe.

He smiled again and waved, then went back inside, and so did I.

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