Permission

I gave you permission

You reached into my interior mess
prised apart the tangle
of my insides

I gave you permission
to dissect my soul
to separate organ
strand by strand

You found the parasite
deep in the bowels
of my innermost parts

I gave you permission
to open me wide
to expose the secrets
that within me hide

You cut me free
from that hollow death
allowed me to breathe

I gave you permission
to save my life
to penetrate the depths
of hidden cancer

You scooped the cradle
of creativity from within;
you made me barren

I gave you permission
to sift through
to penetrate visceral shields
to touch the seat of emotion

You reconnected me
fastened vessel to vessel
left me with an eight inch scar

I gave you permission
to perform the necessary violation
I gave up the potential for life
in order to live

You saved me.

© Freya Pickard 2022

Freya Pickard is a cancer survivor who writes dark fantasy tales and creates expressive poetry in order to rest the prose side of her brain.

https://dragonscaleclippings.wordpress.com

https://spillwords.com/author/freyapickard/

Insides is one woman’s journey through cancer, chemotherapy and beyond. This poetry collection is just 99c until 31st March 2022 and is available from:

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6 thoughts on “Permission

  1. Marvellously penned

    1. Freya Pickard Author March 7, 2022 — 1:31 pm

      Thank you for reading, TanvirKaur!

  2. Freya Pickard Author March 7, 2022 — 1:36 pm

    Thank you so much Luna for publishing this poem – it means so much to me!

  3. Brilliant, Freya!

  4. Chris Sendrowski March 29, 2022 — 4:40 pm

    I love Freya’s work. Both her pros and poetry are eloquently written with just the right ebb and flow necessary for a wonderful dance of words. Check… her… out!

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