My senior year begins,
but how am I to enjoy it?
I take advance placement classes,
she takes MRIs.
I plan meetings at lunch,
people plan visits with her at the hospital.
I dread waking up for school,
she dreads waking up for chemo.
I worry about my future,
she wonders if hers is ending.
I’m battling difficult courses,
My grandmother is battling cancer.
The heartbreak taking hold of my family
isn’t healing fast enough.