Bad Prognosis


So what if I have cancer,

I have been waiting for it

all my life, like a lover

who makes my heartrate soar.

I hear my heart that will

go thump loudest at the end.

Quite quiet, death.

.

So what if I have no hope

of survival? No one  will care

long. Living guarantees absolute

forgettfulness and only the uber

rich and famous  build monuments

to be remembered by strangers.

.

Death will be welcome after

surgical procedures poke and prod.

X-Ray every organ imaginable.

Medicines have side-effects

and more pills will quiet most

of the discomfort.

.

Radiation, chemo; do not give me that

lot. I will not die slowly in agonies you 

dispense. Being burned alive would be

kinder, but take it back. I am strong and

do not want to come out the other side

medium rare.

.

I don't have cancer, but I may someday.

A speedy and instant death is most likely

not in my cards or my stars,or read palm.

I wish you a quick ending. Many are just

lucky. Too many are not. I don't have

cancer. Not yet. I'm getting ready

for it though.

.

allets

10-07-15

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Glad to hear you don't. But

Glad to hear you don't. But you sure made it believable. You've been reminding me we can write anything we want. I gotta get myself back to that. And share... Miss exploring. Seem to have (hopefully temporarily) lost that edge. Happy to see you are walkin it. 


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A Break Is Good

once in a while to gather more experiences to write about. Or, to do something else to clear the cobwebs out. I do it periodically. Be well - slc