Two years gone by
Dialysis no more
A daily ritual of pain and cleanse
Blends into memories.
A donor unknown
Forever gratitude for an unselfish gift
One day, I hope to meet his family
To exchange names, hugs, and tears.
A new kidney installed
A second chance to begin to live
No more excuses, no more fault finding
The ROI of an extraordinary gift
Deems I treat people and my craft with love, grace, hope, and aplomb.
Forever and ever
[Poem #232. Context: Two years ago today, I received a kidney transplant from an anonymous, deceased donor. I was on the transplant list for 3 1/2 years (the average wait for a transplant is 2-5 years). For more of the story, you can check it out here. Thank you for reading and sharing in this celebration!]