Friday, March 18, 2011

Inside Job

I can't say that this
Cancer
Is the first assault
On my mortality, and maybe not
Even the most serious,
If you count accidents
From climbing, biking, kayaking,
Even spelunking--for Christ's sake--
All manly pursuits,
Ones where you can see
The danger.

But this is the first assault
That's been launched
From inside.