Yes.  It’s a bittersweet decision, 
after having no choice.

After days and months at the cancer center,
poison being dripped into her body;
mental fog, nausea and fatigue
the narrowed focus of her life.

After a part of her has been severed;
her flattened chest the insult
of survival.

After beams of radiation
have burned away the strays. 

After weight loss, hair loss, loss
of appetite for almost a year.

With the doctor’s encouragement to eat
whatever she wants now, whatever tastes good,
hell yes!

She decides on mint chocolate chip.