A sinister visitor unknown to doctors
Lying dormant inside of her insides,
A parasite gaining nourishment from her body
Dividing and infiltrating cell after cell
Playing its own game of hide and seek.
Wreaking havoc and crippling pain
The mutation sails through her blood
Dictating how she will live her life
Denying what was once promised her,
Stealing the best years of her remaining life.
Feeding off her organs as if at a buffet
Sampling from this one and that
Stuffing its nameless face
with all that it can consume.
Accepting eradication is impossible
Radiation and chemotherapy
Are but a mere slumber to the beast
Simply slowing down its destruction
With no plans to vacate the premises.
Hope is but a fool’s illusion
Wasting time that can’t be turned back
Spending energy that is lost forever
Fighting what you cannot win,
Wishing for just a little more time.