Branded

Amy Riechbach’s latest poem was inspired by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.

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My nakedness tells a story,
one of danger and risk.
Trails of stitches trace the curve
of each breast, creating new shapes
of old body parts.
I have been slashed open,
so expertly the casual observer
cannot read the message engraved
across my body:
Survivor.

2 thoughts on “Branded

  1. Amy, you have nailed it for me and I’m assuming for countless others. I look and convey the message of a mere gal whom had breast cancer and survived. On a daily basis, I see the scares and feel the residual discomfort of my residual surgeries. Bottom line … Grateful to be a survivor !!!

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