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Take It Away

by Sylvia Solomon

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Standing facing myself,
a new change and outlook.
There is more to me
than my body parts,
so you can take it away.

What good is a part
that can destroy the whole?
Is it more than my life?
Is it more than my soul?
The best in me is yet to unfold,
so you can take it away.

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Sylvia Solomon is a colon and breast cancer survivor living in Raleigh, NC. She is the author of Ma-Sect To Me, a book of poems about the challenges she endured after her breast cancer diagnosis.

This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, September/October 2013.