Packed up
clothes, washed
dried & folded.

Going to rehab.

Want a ride?

I will enjoy the walk,
I need to do this my way.

Choking back,
swallowing hard,
I want to howl.

It’s hard. She said.
I want to go,
want to get my teeth fixed.
I’m lisping now.
thought there was another cause
when I heard others lisp.
Now I know,
it’s from the loss of teeth.

Now I know.
Be safe, be strong, be brave.
She didn’t go.