Tag Archives: Cancer

Tweet of the Day: Get It Together & Let It Fall Apart Edition

May 19, 2014


I received some tough news this weekend about my Papa. He has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver/Pancreatic cancer. This is the same cancer that took my father in eight weeks. There is also a LOT going on in my life right now and my stress levels are pretty epic. I know the danger of […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 29

April 30, 2013


Lavonya Lavonya is a woman my granny knows                 knows about the cancer. Granny’s got the idea                 that life will waste him away                 quicker than a dandelion in late Spring                 until God takes him on home. Lavonya says it is a cruel kind of passage. Granny prays that miles weren’t the cause […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 24

April 25, 2013


The Covenant    The smoker across the waypaces in intervals preferring illumination,cringing from cover as if it might hide him. Across the chain-length fence a recognition of habit, of addiction, of pure pleasure–of voluntary banishmentno matter the weatherit is what it is–unspoken and agreed upon by an imperceptible nod we are sharing a suicide pact…we both know […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 17

April 18, 2013


Daddy’s Got Two Months  his skin was sick with it sagging over his diminished frame even the whites of his eyes had soured to a dull yellow no one wanted to eat though the pound cakes and potato salad that  piled up on the table one look at him and appetite disappeared he drank Ensure–butter […]

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