Category Archives: cancer treatment

Poem: 22 / Job Sits in His Chair

Job sits in his chair of molten lead Walks on a beach of burning sand speaks words that blister the air sings a soft song that his heart can hear Finds his closest companion just a jugular vein away Holds … Continue reading

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POEM: 17 / Poem Ending with Lines by Yeats

I’ve got a dark force swimming inside me sort of like the Beast from the Black Lagoon or the famous statue of Lacoön with everyone’s limbs entangled in snakes and its phosphor eyes and sulfur breath are searching out the … Continue reading

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Poem: 16 / I Hear Nearby

I hear nearby firing squad bullets meant for me I am elsewhere All my deeds in a little box in my heart There are trees in full leaf and meadows in full bloom Nothing ripples like a horse’s back bounding … Continue reading

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Poem: 15 / Science Fact Science Fiction

If illness by Allah is science fact then its cure is science fiction by a mad scientist we hope’s on the right track his beakers abubble his machinery abuzz the light in the air growing youthful peach fuzz a pasture … Continue reading

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Poem: 14 / The Lion’s Arena

The lions’ arena is full of medical equipment The roar of the lions is the great radiation ring whirring The crowd leaning forward with thumbs at the ready wears chemotherapy gowns It’s a hot day and a restless hum is … Continue reading

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