Apologies to John Denver: Flying Post-Chemo

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go.
I’m waitin’ here inside my door.
I hate to have to wake at 5:00 AM.


No, the dawn’s not breakin’, it’s not early morn,
Our Lyft is waitin’, not blowing her horn.
Already I’m so tired that I could cry.


I’m flying, with lymphoma:
My sleeves, glove and leggings on.
Applaud me ’cause I’m so prepared and all.


‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
I’m so glad I’ve done my chemo plan,
Oh, babe, I’m ready to go!


There’re so many times I’ve felt quite down,
So many times, I’m so run down.
I tell you now: I’m one stronger thing!


Every place I go, I’ll forget you (chemo)
Every song I sing, I’ll sing for me,
When I come back, I’ll have great memories.


So look with me at the view.
Snorkel with me below the blue.
Know that there’s so much here to enjoy!


‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a Delta plane,
Going to St. John again,
Oh, babe, I’m glad to go.


(above sign found while wandering the backroads near Coral Bay)