NaPoWriMo #13

a pink ribbon shines
remembering salmon a-swim
in what must be done
not this happy illusion      feet
running and running to the wrong side of redemption
prevention receives pennies
while carcinogenic vinyl decals,
plastic cups so pink to turn
your stomach
sell and sell the buzzword of hope
but it isn’t pretty      the self tripping
over screaming mammography
screaming masectomy    screaming
in the bubble of this ugly, sick,
killing thing.

© 2014 by Robin A. Sams


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