Friday, June 03, 2005

No Offence was Intended

I approached the doctor
with a question

"My Mother...
if she doesn't receive this procedure,
what will happen?"

He looked closely
my face was firmly set
no quivering lip
I was braced for the answer

He almost shouted
"She'll die!"
I didn't flinch
I was prepared
to know


moira said...

Carol, if this is personal experience, did it happen recently? I hope all is well.

Jennifer said...

I wondered the same thing, but was afraid to ask.

Carol said...

No, it happened 5 years ago.