Wheel

They ask her to feed the old women.
She chooses one shriveled in a wheelchair.
That old woman slaps her,
tries to bite her hand.
When she pours tea from a metal spout
into the old woman's mouth,
she clamps her teeth.
The wheel turns. She hates herself for failing
to put one bit of oatmeal in the old mouth.
The old lady wants to die.
She wants to die.
They are in the locked wing.