Docetaxel 2

(Docetaxel is a chemotherapy drug)

        a long puddle
      a dragon’s mercurial tail
           rippled scales
in the hammock of a silver curb
            two sheens 
                  in matching curve

           and then

                athletic legs,  
     cast thick and strong
          a sheath of skirt 
    the shifting lavenders 
         of reflective steel.  

               one great kick
         titanium arcs 
              measuring purple 
         the drugs' metallic sweep 
            behind closed eyes

15 thoughts on “Docetaxel 2

  1. “a dragon’s mercurial tail
    rippled scales
    in the hammock of a silver curb”

    That poem is so powerful. My friend just “rang the bell”. Chemo and radiation and she is doing great now. Prayers and good vibes coming your way!

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