“things are going well,” he said.
he is young and smart and cares about his patients
one of them is me.
he has yet been hard used by life
but the people who move through his day after day
caps concealing bald skulls
leaning on walkers and canes
their kind and knowing chemo eyes
they will take care of his youth.
perhaps then there will still be honesty, caring and kindness to carry him through
by then he will have lost the pointy shoes