Changing Partners

Anne Silver
From: Bare Root: A pet's journey with breast cancer, Terrapin Press, 2002
Last Modified: July 16, 2003

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I slept while a cancer feasted inside of me.
My lover, finding the noise disturbing, left.
With no one weighting me into sleep,
Darkness has become my lover.
He holds me, promises not to leave.


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