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Molly Fisk: Cancer, again

this time a slow-

growing rarity

tracing delicate

tendrils through

kidney and liver,

the lung’s sturdy

wall, artery

somewhere I

can’t remember,

though twice

I’ve been told.

How the mind

aches to abandon

the salient data

and amble back

to the meadow

we lingered in

only last week,

the one with

a stream, some



nodding their

colorful heads

in a whisper

of breeze.


© 2018 Molly Fisk

One comment on “Molly Fisk: Cancer, again

  1. Patricia A. Nugent
    July 18, 2018

    I’m hoping whatever inspired this will also inspire a recovery verse. Wish I knew how to send this to Natalie Goldberg – I think she’d appreciate the form and content.

    Liked by 2 people

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