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Sometimes …

by Lori C. Byington

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Sometimes I forget
Chemo took my hair.
Sometimes I forget
My body doesn’t work as it should.
Sometimes I forget
I am one out of eight,
Or is it six?
Sometimes I forget,
And then I glance in a mirror
As I sashay by …
And I remember.

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Breast cancer survivor Lori Byington is as­sistant professor of English and director of the Speaking Center at King University in Bristol, TN.

This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, November/December 2013.