If cancer has touched you, your loved ones, your friends or your pets, read this beautiful poem by Doug Westberg.
I’m normally very protective of my poetry, but I’m posting this one as text and protecting it with a Creative Commons License* in hopes you will share this with your communities so it can reach someone who needs to read it.
*You may copy and distribute it any way you like as long as you attribute it to me and don’t alter it.
My cat has a tumor under her eye.
It looks just like a ripe cranberry.
She’s seventeen years old,
eighty-five in human years.
Given her age,
even a biopsy would be risky.
So there’s not much to do but watch it grow.
My brother had Kaposi’s sarcomas
all over his face.
We went to the pizza parlor and the deli once.
He was totally unself-conscious
as were the food workers who
greeted him like an old friend.
My wife has…
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