Another Year, Mine

for my sister, Kathy

Another Year, Mine

There is a quiet corner reserved for me to stand

And gently glide my fingertips to search with either hand

A portion of my body that I prefer to keep

Should I fail to do my part, could be the end of me

Here, in this September, I stood beside you there

Inside a paper jacket waiting for my share

Of prodding and of squeezing

Between two sheets of glass

Filled with apprehension

Of what might come to pass

Yet when I got the letter

My breasts were mine again

I went back to the corner

Reserved for me to stand

©Kay Salady

Image Credit:  ksgrafix

Breast Cancer Awareness


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on October 1, 2013, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. A beautiful poem for a good cause.


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