No one watches when the ambulance pulls away
Or as the girl shuts out the bedroom light
The rat, leaving barefoot in the locked room, has forsaken the one person who cared most about him. Without her love, there is no one the rat can count on to notice when the ambulance takes him away in the night.
The girl shuts off her light so as to signify that she too has purged the rat from her life as punishment for his abandonment.
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