The Hawk

A woman with triple positive breast cancer writes a poem about how the world constantly spins when you’re a patient with cancer.

A hawk flying through the clouds

eyes me with harsh decision

I find comfort in the clouds

nurturing this moment of connection

with the wild

with the unexplained

with the unpredictable

Love and kindness bathe us all

in these waning days of expectation

Bravery takes on new meaning

as we navigate an oscillating world

This poem was originally submitted for the CURE® 2021 Poetry Contest. Submissions are open until August 15 and poems can be submitted here.

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