Monday, November 30, 2009

Tonight, Listening by Chella Courington

It wasn’t the tumor
but the tumor remembered

being cut from the breast
the breast chiseled from bone

when, startled, she felt it
how it might pull again at her nipple

slip through the ribs
like a cat prowling.

First Published: Survivor’s Review (December 2008). Ed. Sheree Kirby.