By Ann Kircher
March 17, Farley’s, Potrero Hill, San Francisco
The light dancing through the windows
Is bright and optimistic
And the air crisp spring carries
Green and poppy hills into the room.
At the center of the musicians
Is Liam, playing the waltz on a mandolin
Body sore from recent surgery
But never letting on
Blue eyes deeper and just for the day
Forgetting that he had lung cancer.