51. The Mimosa Lady

Tuesday two ladies end chemo regimens

with the traditional confetti tossing and bell ringing.

Another woman throws a party

right there in the infusion room

mimosas for all.


“What’s the occasion?” Mom asks.


“I’ve never had a break from chemo,”

The Mimosa Lady says, “and now I’m stage 4.”


Mom announces, “I’m stage 4!”


“Then have a mimosa!”


Mom shakes her head.

“I’m can’t. I’m still fighting.”


The Mimosa Lady shakes her head right back.

“I’m dancing!”