the constant high frequency noise

is always with me

possibly a faint signal

from a distant part of the galaxy

probably from my brain

when my bones ache

well, they have supported me

for over seventy-five years

now it is the cancer creeping along

my right big toenail fell off the other day

the left one is questionable

my hair will soon go again

i am told i have a nice head

another day

another step forward

another monster dispatched

another step toward the light

Copyright Michael Douglas Scott