Perspective is the Linchpin

Perspective is the Linchpin Grace Park

by Grace Park, MD

Disfigured
Discolored
Restricted
Puckered
Insecure
Numb
Ugly
Sad
Perspective
Joy
Safe
Strong
Hopeful
Resilient
Confident
Beautiful
Survivor

Dr. Grace Park is a clinical associate professor at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois and a physician in Urbana, IL. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

This poem was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, September/October 2021.

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