CANCER LOVES THE LONG BONE

Cancer loves the long bone
why would it look for any other?
the long bone is elegant
smooth, graceful...

Cancer’s thirst is as as genuine
as the lover or a hungry leopard
who perches head down
amidst the shrubs

then leaps without mercy
clamping on the jugular
of the deer that looks out
to the world with doe eyes

Red blood pours out
that once nurtured the long bone
cancer knows well
how to be nourished

Owned by nature
rampant death hunter
also yearns for
the long bone

— Abraham Menashe