She Kept Her Breasts

Golden  lovely Nicole Kidman look alike

with that infectiously flirty laugh

blowing in from sunny California

before Christmas of ’08.

Declaring, “I’m here!”

in the frigid northland

to all who would listen,

and there were many.

She was aware of an

obstruction that needed to move through.

She visualized it doing so

for months.

She took care that her man

and son were settled,

until the pain in her bones

was too great to bear.

A plane flight to Tijuana

and a casa de Esperanza

pumping her interveneously

full of vitamins

and ozoning her blood

brought her back to us

giggling again.

She kept her breasts


never to utter the C word.

Her spicy soul jumped out

at us and

we felt pulled towards her

magnetic smile

willing to do

anything for her.

No mention of


she took the


with grace.

Wigs were purchased,

prayers were the mantra,

surrounded by love,

her last Christmas

came and went,

though decline was evident.

Still, she did things her way,

letting us all  know

this is the way it is going to be.

Her final breath,


the last Sunday in January 2011,

and on the wings of a dove,

she flew towards the light

peacefully joining her maker.

The gift to us was her

open heart

that lifted us all  up

to our full glory.


About Susan

I am a gutsy, single mom of four in southeastern MN on the great Mississippi River. I love to create a life of passion, I am an eternal optimist and a freak for wellness, local foods movement, all sorts of musical genres, nature, bikes, dancing, writing, art, and funny people .
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One Response to She Kept Her Breasts

  1. Photodiction says:

    An eloquent tribute and an inspiring story of courage and grace.

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