I have been thinking about what message my poems can give now, and I realise that time does bring acceptance. In 2005 I was living in Switzerland and I had breast cancer.
I’m on my second pet since chemo,
And the kids have now left home,
But I didn’t change my husband,
So the memory’s not alone.
I’m busy being marvellous,
In a world of cancer care,
And although not so successful,
I believe I’m valued there?
Things moved ahead, in spite,
Of all the little setbacks when,
We didn’t get it right,
And the surgery failed again!
We’re embarking on a downsize,
My third move with just one boob,
More important than the medics now,
A good stop on the tube?
The life I thought would never,
Ever, ever be the same,
Has turned to be everything,
A normal one can claim?
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