Aftermath of a Flashback
"Let me help you."
This again. "No."
"You've been sitting here for most of the day. Instead of isolating yourself in this dark corner, let's talk about what's troubling you."
"If he comes closer, I'm going to attack him."
"Anger, I'm not going to let you hurt Compassion. Relax. He's just trying to help."
"Compassion, there's nothing new that you haven't heard. I just need time. If I sit still long enough, breathe deeply long enough, this too will pass."
"What will pass?"
"Did you not hear Sorrow? Back off. Now!"
"Stop it, Anger! You're shouting is not helping! Both of you, stop talking or I'll end us all by jumping!"
They whisper in unison, "We can't swim…"