Bird Poop

I don’t feel
that I have cancer:
not just physically,
that surgery
successfully removed
abnormal cells…

but mentally; I am not
“a person with cancer.”
Cancer is something that
is happening to me.

If a pigeon poops on your head
you don’t become
“a person with bird poop.”
It’s just something that happened to you.

You clean up,
tell your tale
and move on.

Margaret Dubay Mikus
Copyright © 1996

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