Cancer: You Did Not Win

In Honor of Maria Rodriquez

Cancer, you don’t win.

You never win.

You go as far as the body and under our feet.

You are not triumph or defeat.

You lose every time.

You are not faith, healing, love, hero, family, community, mentor, warrior or legacy.

You don’t go far, you do not enter into the Pearly Gates.

You are not victorious.

You did not change her course of: gallantry, humility,brilliance, faith, love,true beauty and mentorship.

Cancer where is your sting now?

You messed with the wrong one.

You have no authority to tell us how to live.

She LIVED her life.

Her seed is sown.

Lillian LaSalle December 2016