Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Couplets for the cause

Toxic farts and poison pee
welcome to chemotherapy

Lots of drugs the day before
and then after, even more

Better to be up front cautious
than be puking, sick and nauseous

Helpful nurses, comfy chairs
and in three weeks I'll lose some hairs

Super-hydrate, no caffeine
 hands and skin stay squeaky clean

Days of unforgiving pain, days of unforgiving pain
days of unforgiving pain, days of unforgiving pain

Head is buzzing, quite a slog
walking through a chemical fog

Numbness in extremities
use a condom if you please

Drop the lid and flushing twice
splashing chemicals just ain't nice

Takes a week to get it through ya
then I'm singing halleluiah

Sorry for this awful poem
but I feel better now it's done


  1. Humour-- one of my favourite coping mechanisms.

  2. I can't help but laugh - I think it does take a sense of humor to speed the recovery along, and I certainly appreciate your unique perspective of chemo. I hope all goes well from here on out, even if it means that you'll have to find alternate topics to write about :-)

  3. intelliwench--ha!! thanks. yes, perspective is everything. this experience has certainly provided grist for the mill. i am quite the optimist about all this. so far so good. appreciating your visit and comment. happy new year.

  4. better out than in, as they say

  5. My prayers are with you.
    Of course with my track record God does not get a lot of facetime with me so it can work in one of two ways for you. One, I get a great reception and you get good help straight up. Or, I strike a bad note and you get all current help pulled.
    So I'm at a loss to say other than get well, please.

  6. been wrapped up in moving and just found time to visit friends. love the poem. laughter is indeed the best medicine. look forward to hearing from you soon.

  7. Garth- agree agree!! thanks for the visit. I am continuing to keep it on the outside.
    Punch-- thanks for the support. the week after is nasty, but otherwise I seem to be doing ok. not writing as much as I'd like, but am writing when the energy is there. cheers!!
    Mr.C.-- so much of it all is so absurd, humour is the way to go. I am plugging away. Hoping to get some writing done before the whole month passes. thanks for the visit.

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