Your marrow misbehaves
but a large part of you
Your heart is dancing a minuet,
the inner you,
and you are still truly you,
deep as cells, deep
My brother-in-law, as part of the management and treatment of his leukaemia, watched his own heart beating during a scan. He was filled with wonder at this marvellous privilege and at the beautiful dance his heart was performing.
poem by rachel mcalpine cc-by-2.0