Afraidiology Report

 I read
    the poetic proclamation,
           “wispy soft tissue
                 destiny strands”…
 
“raise the possibility
      of this being a
           well-differentiated
                liposarcoma”
 
I choose
     to presume that
          possibility remote,
               toss it, defiantly,
 
into the trash
     check the calendar
           for the next appointment
                …and wait

 
 
Phyllis Beckman

Phyllis Beckman

How empowered Phyllis Beckman of Onalaska, Wisconsin felt upon claiming the title, Poet. She writes poems at a moment's notice, capturing snippets of her life accumulated in her over three-quarter century of existence.