Remission: My Hope for Your Future

by V.B. Amin


Deceased donor.

Perfect match.

Blood-type the same.

No recurrence.

Now you have a kidney,
and it works just fine.
No more dialysis,
like when you were nine.

The next ‘nines’ will be better.
But you’ll remember your struggle,
when reading this letter.

And remember you should,
all the days of your life,
that ages two through ten
were utterly rife
with hospital stays
and needles beyond number,
and that through it all,
you were

a brave,