morning chemo -
She removes from her smooth head
a long pink scarf
pretty pink roses
near her hospital bed. . . .
the blush on her cheeks
homecoming time -
on all her neighbor’s trees. . .
Dedicated to Suzanne Somers, a beautiful and famous cancer survivor
(I honestly and thankfully can’t think of someone personally that I know
of who is close to me, who died of breast cancer. I probably know some
survivors who are acquaintances of mine.)