It is easier to complain about dust than cancer
It is easier to see
And easier to remove.
I can be angry about the dust.
I can wipe it clean and it is gone.
The dust will not ravage a body
Like cancer can.
I can tell if the dust has returned
Before I know about the cancer.
Both are silent things
One floats through the air,
The other slides through the blood stream.
Both alight somewhere
And start to accumulate,
Clogging up the works
Making the house unclean.
Just a little lemon oil and a dust rag are all I need
to remove the dust, but,
I wonder how chemo smells
And if everything glows and sparkles inside
When it is through.
I hate dust.
~Kathie Adams Brown (4-19-12)