Fear, Like Cancer, Grows

In spirit, I am a horse. 
Courageous, when called
but, cowardly, when meeting
new strangers. 

I sulk inside
my tiny self. 

Tremors corrupt me. 
I lay still while
the doctors operate. 

"Just as I thought."

Cancer. 

Not the deadly kind, 
though this may kill. 
The kind that slowly chips
away pieces of you.

Bit....
by bit. 

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.