Please Don’t Turn Your Back On Me©

Copyright 2014

by Felina Silver Robinson

I know you thought you knew me well
You never thought you would see the day
The day when you would be picking me up off the floor
But it’s not because of what you think
I’m not a user or abuser of any drug
I’m not a prisoner of any alcoholic drink
I’m simply sick from chemo that I started last week
I was too proud to ask for help
I was too proud to need someone
But you found me here weak and crying
Hovering over my insides poured out
I never saw any of this coming
It hit me like a ton of bricks
My hair falls out clump by clump
Some days I’m whiter than a ghost
Other days I’m bright and Rosie
My stomach is usually on strike
Because it doesn’t want to eat
I thought I could hide all that I’m suffering through
I thought you would never have to seem this way
Now that you know the truth
Please don’t turn your back on me