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In mammary of: Maternal Bosoms

breast cancer runs rampant within me late mother side
whar moost every female diagnosed with emotional ride
into the depths of despair where metastatic cells pried
their way into the appendages whar din o suckling provide
did initial sustenance prior to malignant growth lied 

Innocuously within fleshy tissue til oncologist could not hide
Truth from females that birthed and availed motherly guide
among most ever Harris heiress, whence treatment fried
will power to live (I can only imagine) as rogue growth did elide
as nemesis to body politick where no boxes of tissues dried

the river of tears when such news shell shocked me – I cried
for indiscriminate injustice whence fate snatched me father’s bride
shunting any trivial tit for tat resentments re: grudges aside.
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no other priority but being alive matters when surgeon knife
for malignant curse forces impending mortals to value life
purposeless double mastectomy performed when invisible mass rife
with errant duty to destroy sense and sensibility commanding strife
whether circumstance involved me eldest sister (still alive) or the late wife.

me octogenarian widower father summoned breastworks when last breath
o me long deceased mother – vehemently opposed being sentenced to death

no matter visualization practiced – such as furiously swapping with  broom
who truthfully cursed with ovarian cancer, which spelt her actual doom
an unstoppable toxic brew within her being that coursed as meandering flume
Time elapsed, yet still difficult to espy wedding pictures with handsome groom
that would be my 20 plus year old father unbeknownst ill fate would loom
occupying cellular wall street where awry growth jostled for room 
a harbinger of lifelessness, whereby she chose creation versus burial in a tomb
many fifty odd decades after my youngest sister exited the womb!

by: matthew scott harris

Copyright © matthew harris


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  1. Date: 9/24/2015 8:02:00 PM

    Hi Matthew. First, I enjoyed your play on the words Mammary/Memory, very clever. Aside from that, I am so sorry for your loss, a loss that leaves an empty space that no one shall ever fill. I lost my mother to cancer also. Hers spread to 4 different sites before she passed away. This is a beautiful tribute to your mother. Hugs.