Cancer – A Lonely Hike

Cancer

A hike alone

With watchers on

too far away –

I guess

I

want

them 

them

all 

that

way.

Cancer

An ugly hike

Cat Scan today

along my neck

of nodes

where they will carve

..and help themselves

to what is there,

and shouldn’t be.

Cancer,

a lonely hike

to doctors

techs

and nursing staff

that care

I’m sure,

then hurry fast

to sit in traffic

headed home –

a home without the cancer-ed ones.

Do

repulse 

them

fast

away?

Cancer

a lonely hike

and yet somehow

the flowers

brighter

than

before

between the naps

and numbing lips

numb tong

and

deadened

finger

tips.

The ridge on lonely cancer hike

jagged

still

all brilliant blue

with

what’s beyond,

will

I

come

through? 

Will lonely cancer

strip away

the song

I sing

on laundry day,

Will carve of knife

now help itself

to softened hands

that

I

now

hold?

This

dust

to

dust

on

Cancer

trec

My lonely hike

to who knows where.

And though I don’t know where I go

one foot to next

and

I

hike

on.

 

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