Save Me

Written by: petra mallett

What is this Evil
Growing inside me?
Who gave it legs and
Permission to feed,
On this - my own life….

Why can’t I cut
This evil out?
Why can’t I bleed
Fountains of youth?

I cry tears,
anguished pain;
Yet nothing…

Nothing
Can save

…me.


(written August 19,2008 as a result of learning of my mother in laws inoperable lung cancer.)