Mina Says No to Hospice
I entered the world with a blast:
Triumphant and ever so loud.
The room was engulfed by my cries.
My mother was weary but proud.
And now, although 90 and failing,
I still want to live as I am.
They said I came in like a lion --
I'll never go out like a lamb.
— Felicia Nimue Ackerman