Helium balloons given on last day of radiation;
Droopy at initial presentation, but perky two
Months later, lasting evidence of celebration.
This-Smile's-for-You sphere soon deflated;
Remaining four primary-colored star-shaped
Orbs, jauntily aloft, reminder of ongoing support,
Of positive attitude and optimism, of healing,
Of energy, of resilience, of reality, of longevity.
Good investment, those balloons, Sissa and Toots!
Ann Beth Blake
(c) January 14, 2014