A breast cancer survivor writes a poem about feeling adrift after treatment.
After going through breast cancer treatment, I felt quite adrift. My life had changed dramatically, I had PTSD, and wasn’t sure how to move forward. I submitted this poem because I’m sure others who have taken the same journey feel this way, and I wanted to let them know that if we just take one step at a time and start from there, wherever we are, we can make it to the other side of survivorship.
LIKE A VESSEL
Like a vessel set adrift
Into the unknown sea,
So too, I cannot plot a course
To chart where I should be.
So, I will simply set my sails
Into the wind so fair,
And let it take me where it will,
And I will start from there.
This poem was originally submitted for the CURE® 2021 Poetry Contest. Submissions are open until August 15 and poems can be submittedhere.