Tule Fog painting by Leach~Werner Studio

The Blessings of Cancer

As my fingertips explore your bodythey encounter the long white remnantsof the surgeon’s knife. One extendingfrom neck to navel has almost faded away.(I didn’t know that scars could disappear.)The round one that held the failed feedingtube is still there. The gash that stretchesfrom shoulder blade to ribs lookslike a brush with the Mafia. Sometimes I …

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