I remember being 17, sitting in my AP English class, and loving this poem.
Sometimes you just have to say what's on your mind.
This is just to say
that cancer is scary and awful and
I am very afraid
And I'm trying as hard as I can
to stay positive
but I don't have a good track record
with cancer versus people that I love
And it's bringing up old feelings
of grief and fear
and remembering people that I've lost
and it's hard
Some days are harder than others
and today is one of those days
...and that is all.