You told yourself mind over matter,
there’s nothing wrong with me,
I’m just like everyone else.
Imagine what you’d do raising a child
with cystic fibrosis, and wanting her
to have a childhood,
would you make her do treatments twice a day,
never get dirty, bleach the whole the house,
explain over and over what the disease was,
and what the expectancy is?
Hmmm. I decided, it’s not going to get us
psychologically. The body your own, the life,
She didn’t colonize until age 18, almost unheard of.