Sunny smiles greet the visitor for the new guest seeking comfort
from the pain.
The ending battleground for a soldier of treatment
where antifreeze compounds had slowly traveled the waterways of the diseased body
to stand their ground.
The infrastructure frail as the muscle and fat seem to disappear into warm pastel blankets
In rooms with watercolor paintings of sea cottages and calm tides.
Hope, a chameleon of cancer.
From guarded projections of annihilated cells and remission,
Towards windows of white light for the soul to pass through in peace.
A way station for last goodbyes and savored ice chips
before the journey home to