May 4th

I hear others talk about
dream vacations,
yet across the world
some are living
in war-torn nations,
and I wonder…
do the first
ever think about
the later?

Oncologist visit
still cancer free,
yet another I know another
who will die before me…
That would make six…
and counting.

I now realize I have…
survivors guilt.

Every night I give thanks to those
whose blood has been split
or bones have been broken,
or whose lives have been lost
due to cancer, war, or another…

so that we…
may live…
dream vacations
and cancer free.

May our lives
honor their loss.