Monday, September 16, 2013


"Yes," he wrote on my left breast.
We are ready; this is the right one;
We've got this; let's get this done

All others checked, oriented, prepared, 
Poked, prodded, photoed, comforted.
He wrote, "Yes," signaling to proceed.

All necessary steps had been completed;
All boxes checked off; all systems go.
Blue ballpoint pen inscribing, "Yes."

Ann Beth Blake
September 13, 2013

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