Take It


Take it.
In fact, take them both.
No more half-way solutions;
Let’s get it right.
I don’t need them anymore, so just
Do it.
Thirty-eight years old
Might seem too young,
But death at forty-one
Seems even younger.
I am not my mother.
I am not my sister.
I’ve had my kids, Doc;
I want grandkids.
My daughters will have questions
Only I can answer.
My husband loves me, so Please,
Help me.
I’ve seen it before.
I don’t want to see it again.
Concentric circles
Were for a reason.
I’m prepared.
I’ve thought it through.
Give me life.
Take it.

Brian Steele, Class of 2000