AM Juster

(1956 -)

AM Juster Poems

1. Waiting 1/3/2003
2. Against Roses 1/3/2003
3. Moscow Zoo 1/3/2003
4. Juice 1/3/2003
5. To A Painting Of Echo 1/3/2003
6. Long Strange Trip 1/3/2003
7. Sunshine State 1/3/2003
8. Into The Country Of The Gadarenes 1/3/2003
9. Note From Echo 1/3/2003
10. Cancer Prayer 1/3/2003
Best Poem of AM Juster

Cancer Prayer

Dear Lord,
Please flood her nerves with sedatives
and keep her strong enough to crack a smile
so disbelieving friends and relatives
can temporarily sustain denial.

Please smite that intern in oncology
who craves approval from department heads

Please ease her urge to vomit; let there be
kind but flirtatious men in nearby beds.

Given her hair, consider amnesty
for sins of vanity; make mirrors vanish.

Surround her with forgiving family
and nurses not too numb to cry. Please banish
trite consolations; take her in one swift
and gentle motion...

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