Pandora's Box


The Other Shoe - Poem by Pandora's Box

The Other Shoe

It's gone
Tests are negative
But the words you hear
'No evidence of disease'
Are only a temporary comfort.

'We think we see something'
'It's probably nothing'
Deep down,
You know it is.
Because.....that's what they said
Seven years ago.

It's the other shoe.
The one you've been waiting for 
For years
The shoe that drops
Telling you
It's back.
More surgery.
More treatments.
More months of tired and sick.

And you sit in the waiting room,
With others
Also waiting for their other shoe.

Hoping this is not the day it drops..

But it is.....right there on the ultrasound. 
It's biopsy time....
I hate biopsy time.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poem to be amended.....when results arrived...

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2012



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