when you live with cancer

you learn things

cancer is on a kamikaze mission

aimed at its own destruction

and yours

more people have it

than you ever imagined

cancer can open a door

to the here and now

if you let it

a guide to places

and modes of being

you should have been looking for all along

perhaps that is why

when we cancer people

pass in the hospital corridors

we exchange that secret knowing smile


Copyright Michael Douglas Scott
8/7/20