Who Am I?
A positive diagnosis of HIV and I’m stripped of my identity. I’m no longer a person but a case, a number to be polled or studied, tracked by a system that doesn’t always have my back – a system that speaks of double standards and hypocrisy. If called to question we will look over your rights […]
As the elevator doors opened, we barely noticed the huge letters that read CANCER SERVICES. A long day had already followed a long sleepless night.
You Will Know This As Love
Sometimes things happen at just the right time. Serendipity? A blessing? It doesn’t matter what we call it.
One Breath At a Time
The phone trembled against my ear. “Can’t breathe…can’t breathe…water…need water.”
How Many People Does It Take to Get a Crazy Old Man a Glass of Water So He Can Pee?
My father just threatened another resident – “I’ll kill you!” – during dinner at his retirement community, the assistant director tells me on the phone. He must get checked tonight at the emergency room for a urinary tract infection, which can cause erratic behavior, she says.