Cancer

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I
Am
Going
To
Get
Cancer.

Huh. Funny how life keeps
Giving me lemons
Like that.

Great Grandma died of it,
Grandma died of it,
Mother nearly died of it
When I was 9 years old.

I
Am
Going
To
Get
Cancer.

Intestinal … Bowel … Colon.
Whatever you want to call it.
Cancer.

She went pale … a paper face.
Hair fell out. Always tired.

It’s funny how you can’t be
Scared of something
Until you’ve seen it hurt
Your mother.

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  1. Avatar John Perkins

    “When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”

    There’s pretty much only one thing that will undoubtedly happen to every one of us, but scares the living crap out of all but the most insane among us. Pardon my French, but death is a cunt of a muse.

  2. Avatar m0ri

    Love the “paper face” line. Very interesting thoughts here. But dis guy ^ up there. He used a Portal quote. Oh mah lawdy.

  3. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    that’s where I knew it from!

  4. Avatar In Night's Arms

    As sad as this is, I really appreciate the nod to how special the relationship with our moms can be.

  5. Avatar soup

    I fear the idea that nothing we do can ever change us.