|The Abdomen: Spreading Toward the Centre of the Belly|
|Left Hand -- Spreading Over the Fingers|
|Pre-diagnosis -- Spreading Ever So Slightly|
The impact of the disease -- its Mark on the Body -- compared to the "impact" of days pre-diagnosis -- is really beginning to become obvious....
To love is to suffer -- did I- Duality, Section I - Wendell Berry*
know this when first
I asked you for your love?
I did not. And yet until
I knew, I could not know what
I asked, or gave. I gave
a suffering that I took: yours
and mine, mine when yours;
and yours I have feared most.
*"Entries" - 1994 - from New and Collected Poems, Counterpoint Press 2012.