She walks into the CT room
Wearing a hospital gown.
She is completely bald
From the chemotherapy.
I ask her the patient identifiers
And she tells me her name and DOB.
She tells me what cancer she is being treated for
And what medication she is receiving to help cure her
That also causes her to lose her hair
And vomit for four days straight.
She has been through this
Several times before.
The scan is done and she gets off the table
She smiles and says, "Thank you."
I notice the birthday on her order
And wish her a happy birthday.
Today, she is four years old.