In dreams
Wellness is assured
Swimming through cool
Fresh blue-clear water
Pushing against her fingers and thighs
Breathing seamlessly
Brain clear
Words coming easily to her mouth. And 
Out of it
Accomplished in sleep
Sunlight forces her lids open
The oxygen pumps and sucks
The next treatment looms
Hours have lost minutes
To do lists longer 
Crossing off
Not crossing off
More longing for dreams of being well.