I will have to be brave.
It rises in the east in ordinary rays.
Another knife has been sharpened
with the letters of my name.
I dread the count to oblivion.
Positive lost its sunny spin
when carvings of flesh
revealed the dreaded word, cancer.
White light stares at me
with its glare of anonymity,
my name already forgotten in sterile walls.
Count down from one hundred.
I don’t wish to mumble in syllables.
Five is a better place to start.
©Susie Clevenger 2013
On November 7, 2008 my daughter, Dawn, lost her left kidney to cancer. She had already gone through numerous surgeries and biopsies through the years. I am not really sure what was going through her mind on that day, but somehow I think it played out this way.
Fireblossom at Real Toads had us writing free verse.
Free Verse: My Love In Her Wild Magnificence