Chemo is, by it's very nature, a slow process, which can be very frustrating for those in attendance who don't 'do' slow.

The Partner

He does not idle well.
He huffs
and twitches, fiddles,
checks his phone;
resents this time
of enforced stillness.

He would,
pace if he could
and rail against
the necessity of waiting.

Instead he sighs,
sniffs, texts;
disturbs the peace
we've tried so hard
to find.

© Samantha Newbury January 2012