• Loni Hoots

Not Goodbye (Poem)




Somewhere in the mist I heard a cry,

screaming in my face

it made my heart pause

as the world around me changed in the blink of an eye.

Standing there I’m trying to find the words to tell you,

but instead here I am soaking wet,

watching the dark clouds overhead,

I’m so tired

and all I want to do is reach for the switch

to flip off the darkness,

and hope the light will burst through,

cause this cancer continues to spread

filling me up with poison.

There’s no pretty way to fight back,

I’ve been burning minutes as I sit in this bed,

I’m tired,

and my body is caving in,

but I know that this is not goodbye,

cause I’ll see you on the other side.

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