#262: Nine on Nine–For the Birds


Mother is pissed partly because the oncologist made an appointment
without consulting her; they scheduled her too early in the morning
so she just says, screw it, I’m not going to let them tell me.

It’s also the breast cancer, the second time around, and the fall
a week or so ago that gave her a big forehead bump
and a cut on the knee that needed stitches, followed by

an infection she needed antibiotics for, not to mention
the excruciating leg pain that makes it difficult to walk.
And the difficulty breathing. She says: This is for the birds.

Published by michaeljarmer

I'm a public high school English teacher, fiction writer, poet, and musician in Portland, Oregon

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