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
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,
She decides on mint chocolate chip.