An Extreme Cure by Ian Lewis Copestick

Ian Copestick, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

An Extreme Cure

One thing I’ve noticed when I’ve been
In the hospital with my Dad, for his
Radiotherapy, is  how friendly everybody is in
The Cancer Department. They are polite,
Respectful, caring and basically
How human beings SHOULD be.
It makes me wonder if the shock
Of cancer has somehow reset them
As people. Realising that they may be
Close to the end has made them
More considerate and compassionate.
If so, I’m glad that they’ve changed.
It’s just a shame that it’s taken such
An extreme cure.