published: 8 /
In his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column Spencer Robertshaw reflects on cancer, a 'time bomb' that affects that us all.
Beautiful loved people
Destroyed and robbed
Friends and families deeply wounded, no visible dressing to put on
A most sly and deceitful condition and disease which hides and waits, gives us hope
It's an evil devil's nasty that should never be
That time bomb we all have
But we do beat it
But we do last longer
And our friends and family love us
So what can we do?
All we can do is hate Cancer as the devil ,Satan itself and do everything we can to beat it and kick its teeth in and stave it and unplug it and non plus it and fuck it off and contribute to beating it
Helping those with it and helping those with it and helping those with it and caring for those with it and caring for those with it and caring for those with it and caring for those with it
And if we haven't got it
Just think yourself fucking lucky1