POETRY BY CANCER CAREGIVERS: On Loss

Asija, Aakanksha Prasad MD, MPH

Oncology Times:
doi: 10.1097/01.COT.0000410652.63219.16
Poetry

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    I see it stand in the storm

    Alone, fragmented, torn.

    I shield it with my hand

    My creation of golden sand.

    I see the ruthless thunder

    Blow the dry leaves asunder.

    I reach out-stumble, grope,

    Fervently pray; hope.

    I hold on tight; I fumble

    I see it break and crumble

    The light flickers, dies

    As I cry, as I cry.

    AAKANKSHA PRASAD ASIJA, MD, MPH, is a second-year Hematology Oncology fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

    © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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