A bucket list in verse
Stargaze
CHAPTER
1
Okay
One evening
I get a call
It’s from the doctor
They found something in my scan
It’s probably nothing
But I go in anyway
-
I hate hospitals
There’s death everywhere
Surrounding you
Choking you
-
They run some tests
And give me extended screenings
Just to make sure I’m okay
-
I’m not okay
They say I have cancer
I ask them to repeat it
I have cancer
-
It’s lung cancer
Stage four, they say
But they can treat it
So I can live longer
-
I say: “Okay”
But they don’t stop
They keep telling me
Everything that’s wrong
With me
-
The survival rate
For my kind of cancer
Isn’t even three percent
-
Then they leave
As if everything is okay
Even though
Nothing is okay
-
“Okay” doesn’t even look
Like a word anymore
Just a lie
To get through the day
-
But I know the truth
I’m going to die
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