That voice

I heard my mom sing today
It was beautiful
Especially after the doctor’s visit
She’d said, it’s unusual
But people have lived for years
With metastatic disease
She had to say unusual

Why did she have to say unusual?
Mom took it as hope
I was gripped with fear
But we heard “Strangers in the Night”
On the show we watched to laugh
And she hummed just a line
Le le la la la
She sang quietly
She saw me look up
She said something
I don’t know what
But for a moment
She sang

And there was hope