POEM: Sister

TO SISTER CANCER

 

 

KP Joseph

 

 

You are our deadly sister

 

You who hug us close

 

As you choose

 

Or visit us

 

Unguarded any time

 

In rain or shine.

 

You can choose to meet us

 

As we cross

 

A river or a road.

 

Or as one of us ride in a Cadillac

 

To church in glory to get married

 

Your visits can be long

 

As the lashing of the monsoon rains

 

Or short as a lightning strike.

 

No one can read your mind

 

And foresee what you will do next.

 

None can edit your text.

 

Often you take us along

 

With you, in tumult or in solitude

 

To your mysterious big bang home

 

Or if crueler or kinder you are

 

 Leave us back on Earth

 

With one or more scars

 

Twinkling dark

 

On our body, soul

 

Or on our bone

 

And permit us to drink

 

Few more cups of tea

 

Or eat more snacks

 

And gulp more

 

Mouthfuls of air

 

Being still alive on our dear

 

Gorgeous planet Earth  

 

 

 

-End

 

11/30/2008 7:39:59 PM

 

 

 

 

  

 

 


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