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Breathing

Sandy Marcus
From: Beyond Cancer: an anthology of visual and written art (Barbara Brownstein, editor) Healing Arts Program at Cancer Lifeline, Seattle, Washington, 2002

A winter's sun climbs
One hundred temple steps
I follow behind.

After chemo hour
My son buys nausea meds
And one fragrant rose.

Cloudbanks break open
Waves of yellow daffodils
My body dances toward light.

Underneath the scars
Wildflowers blossoming
Random happiness

Three stalks of bamboo
One candle burning softly
Slow deep breath of now.

Iridescent dawn
Poplar trees brushing skyline
My arms embrace life

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