A lesson before dying

the cancer hasn't gone away,
the doctor says.
but the hormone therapy has pushed
it away . . .
i am hopeful that you'll be in remission,
the doctor says

to my father
who breathes a happy relief
(who still has
prostate cancer)

he'll be just fine
with golfing, walking, and
praying at the healing masses

(he still has
prostate cancer)

it will be okay