My Mother’s Diary

My mother, Merry Nell Drummond, fought breast cancer for 29 years, from March 31, 1981 through March 3, 2010. I was 10 when she was diagnosed and 39 when she died.

I’ve never been fond of the battle imagery associated with cancer, but Mom loved it.

“You have to be a warrior,” she once told me.

She was. She was also my muse, the first person to encourage my writing. Although I hated her cancer, it’s provided more than a little writing inspiration.

I started these poems when she started chemo in 2008. I’ll let you know when I stop.

Go right ahead.

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