Poetry and life energy

It has been many years since I last wrote a poem. This ons was inspired by a picture I drew. The task was to “draw your cancer”. My picture evolved and within it this poem emerged:

My body’s love for life is growing out of control
Like a forest fire smothering life in its wake
The fire within does not kill me
Rather it gives me a new life energy
Like the giant sequoia which needs fire to begin its life
Let there be a strange grace that emerges from the fire

  • Becky

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