|Knowledge doesn't make it better:
familiarity does not ease the edges
but sharpens them.
Disease, once fought and vanquished
can still return to claim that which
is guarded so assiduously.
This is the lesson learnt:
the painful pill presented
the unlooked-for uncertainty
returning to taunt and torture
shredding the anticipation of
all that which I had planned to behold.
As winter returns,
I vow in my soul
that good things will be mine
this disease will not have its way in me