I am always filled with apprehension this time of year. Even though I love fall and all the wonderful joys it brings, the season still fills me with dread.
The reason for my apprehension is one many women can sympathize with. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, and when it comes time for my annual bloodwork, I fear the worst outcome. Every ache, every pain grows and exacerbates my apprehension the cancer has returned.
I try to control my unwarranted panic but at times it overwhelms my positive outlook.
autumn leaves falling
littering the path I walk
drifting down in death
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday- Fear
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page