Suddenly, Life Changes    the diagnosis

Tommie Ortega
From The Cancer Poetry Project (Karin B. Miller,editor), Fairview Press, 2001
Last Modified: September 29, 2002

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I sit on the edge of a cataclysmic abyss
straddling the horizon
on a day made of clay,
as sand dissipates under my feet
and I dream of falling.


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