CANCER LOVES THE LONG BONE

Cancer also loves the long bone
why would it look for any other?
the long bone is elegant
smooth and graceful

Cancer’s thirst is as as genuine
as any lover—a hungry leopard
perching head down
amidst the shrubs

Then leaps without mercy
clamping on the jugular
of the prey that looks out
with doe eyes

Red blood gushes out
that nurtured the long bone,
cancer knows well
how to be nourished

Owned by nature
the death hunter
also yearns for
the long bone

— Abraham Menashe