Renée K. Nicholson: Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Nate had a stuffed koala bear that had no name. As kids, we went to the metro zoo to see the koala exhibit. In the eucalyptus tree the animal napped. Heavy-lidded, Nate snoozes. Chemo works its alchemy— and Nate is a koala, sleeping twenty-three hours a day, slipping from that slumber into a semi-lucid […]