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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“The Gift I Never Wanted” by LaTanya Thornhill
Cancer started off as a small cell, that grew over time.
I wish I knew sooner.
Once your diagnosed, everything seems to explode!
The doctor’s appointments,
the retelling how you discovered the it,
when you discovered it,
waiting for on your official results,
Everything just imploding
I wish I didn’t have cancer
Was it supposed to be a gift?
It destroyed me in so many ways
So much came out of that bag
So, so much
I want to throw the bag away and never untie another bag
Amazing what something so small can do!
How it grows and grows until it’s cut out of you!
LaTanya Thornhill is a breast cancer survivor. She lives with her husband and their two children in SC.