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Fresh Ink: Cancer Pick Up Lines

In Unspoken Ink, one of our most popular programs here at Cactus Cancer Society, our participants write in response to prompts, ranging from pictures to quotes to poetry. We are proud to share the work of our writers here on our blog, including this piece, which is part of a series entitled Fresh Ink.

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Cancer Pick Up Lines by Caralynn Hampson

You’re like a blood pressure cuff, I can’t get enough hugs from you

Are you my remaining eyelashes? Because I hope we can be together forever

You’re like a 20-gauge three quarter inch needle, you have direct access to my heart

Are you my immune system? Cause I miss you

Seeing you is like blood, I need more of it

Are you the MyChart App? Cause my heart skips a beat when I get a notification from you

I’m on fall prevention protocols because I keep falling in love with you

Are you my test results? Cause I can’t wait to see you

You’re like CT contrast, you make me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside

Are you my mortality? Because I can’t stop thinking about you.

Caralynn Hampson is a Ewings sarcoma survivor and is a college student double majoring in biostatistics and theology and religious studies. You can find them on Twitter @caralynneh.