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April 6, 2016


Prompt: I challenge you to write a poem about food


she pushes the plate away
not another morsel
will pass her cracked lips

the days of feasts have fled
as nausea swells within
only cancer eats there now

she rolls over on her side
buries her head in the pillow
and dreams of food

©2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.

  1. Reblogged this on my heartstrings… fiddledeedee and commented:
    We all should know -so they are not alone.

  2. This hurts to read -but it is ever so true for many people. I wish I could somehow ease their suffering. Thanks for putting it into words -so others will feel their final moments.

  3. A perfect title and a poem that expresses this loss so well. Is this from personal experience or would you rather not say? Anyway–well done. Thank you!

    • Thank you, Linda… somewhat personal. I had Uterine cancer, but while taking chemo, I saw so many women in this shape. Some were on their 3rd or 4th round of chemo because the cancer had come back.. it was just so sad to see them all wasting away

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