Contra to the fashion wave
she didn’t have to counterfeit her hair :
it was naturally red –
had been from birth although,
she did dye it green during the punk era.
it grew out, and so did she.
A solid education,
and happy marriage – to a tow haired husband
and two gorgeous gingered children.
biopsy and carcinoma –
young, very young – late 20’s.
The surgeon was sure, they had it,
caught in time
everything should be okay.
Where does goodness go when cells taunt?
Being obedient and compliant, then
conspiring and betraying themselves.
Unfair, very unfair said friends,
No she said, said she felt lucky –
lucky for the extra seven years