They hold her down
and force sedation with a drink.
"Swallow" is their mantra,
a hollow injection while she screams
a black touch
while the nurses cluck their tongues
and take her away.
Hannah was another patient I met in the psychiatric emergency centre. She was psychotic, and the nurses forced her to swallow a tranquiliser, and then injected her with another one. I wasn't to know how terrifying it was to be injected, until I was held down and injected by six nurses on two different occassions. My heart really goes out to Hannah. I hope she's recovered.