Sunday, October 13, 2013


Good news of 16 days of radiation
Rather than 30-day treatment.

Tattoos, just like Mom's and just like
Too many friends' treatment markings.

CAT Scan illustrates unique anatomy,
Planning to avoid heart and lung damage.

Settling in to somber reality, not catastrophic, 
But definitely a substantial situation.

Staying present to myself, acknowledging
Fleeting moment's emotion, accessing support.

All is always in transition: breath, pulse, 
Thoughts, feelings, daylight, seasons, orbits.

Hang onto your hats; we are in for the ride.
Relax and experience all pain and joy.

Ann Beth Blake
October 13, 2013

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