Friday, March 10, 2017

A Reprieve

the cancer hasn't spread,
the nodes are clear
a reprieve

     the woman who works
for housekeeping
had a birthday yesterday
and celebrated with her family--
today she showed me the photos 

     the nurse who loves
Bedford Farms Purple Cow
headed there after her shift

     the assistant nurse went for crackers 
to drown out the taste 
of a bitter medicine drink

     the doctor came in his scrubs
to assure me that the blackness 
was normal and would abate

the cancer hasn't spread
now dear lord - if you can slow
down the black blood 

but a reprieve
give thanks


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