Eloise Returns to Work after Chemo

She walks into my cubby
and we talk a while,
her hair growing back in curly wisps,
her fingernails blackened by chemo.

She looks fragile but clear-eyed
as if she’s gazed into the abyss, and
found it not so empty perhaps.
Eyes that hint of surrender–
if it comes to that.


About boomergirl47

Retired from the University of South Florida. Love reading, writing, hiking, nature, music, birding, puttering around the house and yard.
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