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Ten years have past
Since I learned the news
A cancer caregiver I became
Surgeries, chemotherapy, depression
Life was turned upside down
And was never the same
Coming home became a fear
Never knowing what I would find
Would today be the day?

The new normal began
Five years cancer free
But it was an illusion
I answered the door only to be served
Dissolution became the next chapter
Attorneys, courts, nearly bankrupt
Everyday while I worked
The home was cleared of the life we built
But me, my dog and house survived

Not much I could do
With time the debt was subdued
Accepted what was and started anew
A challenging leap of faith
A second chance at happiness
A new chapter began on a first date
With time the wounds would heal
It has been a long journey
I’m on the other side