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Red Devil Brew

by Diane Bifano

AC & T – The breast cancer cocktail
A Cosmopolitan it’s not!

A drug concoction …

Inspiration image

So strong your heart
has to be tested first
to see if it can endure.

So strong you need a safe
haven to administer the drug
so your veins don’t surrender.

So strong you only partake
once every three weeks
to let the body recharge.

So strong it can knock you down,
turn you inside out,
remove the hair right off
your head and then some.

So strong it kills the cells
both good and bad,
survival of the fittest; the name
of the game.

So strong is the breast cancer survivor,
the woman of hope.

A toast: Drink up ladies and live!
A Cosmopolitan … it’s not.

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Diane Bifano is a hairy cell leukemia and breast cancer survivor living in Boca Raton, FL.

This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, January/February 2009.