“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

4/18 LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott