dark beginning with one malformed cell

exploding multiplication carried

as reeking bloodstream virus

travelling without discrimination any where it wants

cells pile up and doctor’s words echo:

cyst, lump, tumour, nodules

heavy question waits if benign or malignant?

family waiting on results…

then more waiting…

hope treatments will work.

chemotherapy or radiation we wonder?

loss of hair that grew back

waning appetite and nausea again

fatigue wore thin

psychological points of impact on this journey

seeing a life flash before his eyes

sometimes a small victory and moments of fear

no remission in sight

just fear it will spread


(c) Amanda Wilson 2013



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