{ leukemia }

just three, and already the word —
how do young parents find the strength
to love the unexplainable away?

when it should be just
skinned-up knees, or maybe
like a cold to shoo away?

with elsa and anna on a blanket
wrapped around a tiny chest
in a room and a city far away

just three, and who knows why, or why
the autumn haze like butter melts,
and they’d give limbs and heart and life
to take that pain

away

Author: Beleaguered Servant

Owen "Beleaguered" Servant (a/k/a Sibelius Russell) writes poetry mostly, with an occasional pause to have a seizure.

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