Waiting for Life Waiting. In the pediatric cancer transplant unit. 10 agonizing days and nights. Will his body embrace the donated cord blood cells? (As I once embraced him as a young infant and child?) Or reject them. Refuse them. Causing his death. The children on the other sides of two walls our our room have whispered their final breaths. My child is still breathing. Living a life between deaths. What is he dreaming? Has he descended to the depths? Lying in a dark cave? Lazarus awaiting? Waiting. For Resurrection.
Lisa Molina lives in Austin, Texas. She has taught high school English and theatre, served as Associate Publisher of Austin Family Magazine, and now works with students with special needs. Molina’s poems can be found in Trouvaille Review, Indolent Books, Ancient Paths Literary Blog, and The Poet- Christmas Anthology 2020.