Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

this day -

The poem of this morning evolved to this. I debate putting it here, but, perhaps, it does offer something of my experience, and what I am learning, so I do.


On a Rough Chemo Day

Today,
I read of the death of a friend’s friend,
like that, November to February,
and I am caught on points of pain,
as I am given increased chance for life,
with chemo,
which goes through my body,
like Drano,
and kills
rapidly growing cells
so I have no hair
and my tongue is sore,
and hands and feet
and organs and bones.
I am given a chance to come back,
to grow new hair, and cells like boats,
to float in this ocean that seems to be me,
and I, it.
Everyday, I am grateful
for the gift of that chance.
I look up at the sky,
the only place to look,
its guidance my hook
and I climb
the stones inside,
the jewels placed there
when I pause,
when I slow,
when I am asked
to remember,
please remember,
from January to December,
to look.
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