I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

CANCER LOVES THE LONG BONE

Cancer 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

Leaping without mercy
clamping the jugular
of its prey that looks out
with doe eyes

Blood gushes out, once
nurturing the long bone,
cancer knows well
how to be nourished

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

— Abraham Menashe
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