|my mother can't swim
b/c of the vein port in her neck.
it delivers her medicine
(the chemo she calls poison)
without all the injections.
she wants to put her legs in
but is afraid of infection.
i was at the beach this weekend,
same one where she got her teeth
knocked in when i was just a kid.
one wave of many which didn't care
where she chose to make her stand.