Permission to Do What You Love

This summer I am working on the fourth revision of a diary I keep while going through cancer. Each day I will share one rewritten entry. My goal is to have the fourth rough draft completed by August 15th. All rights reserved, but feedback welcome.:)


Day Five Hundred Fifty Four
Do Only What You Love


My roommate and I
had a conversation
that went a little
like this:

When you don’t have your health,
you don’t have time for
bull shit.

No one knows
exactly how much time
we have
upon this earth,

we might as well spend it
only what we love.

I noticed today,
during my morning meditation,
that my emotional scars
are beginning to heal.

I’ve been given a second chance,
but I still don’t know
who much time I have
upon this earth,

I better get busy
spending time
only what I love.


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