Sample Poem

…from Jan Hasak’s new book, The Pebble Path: Returning Home from a Forest of Shadows

Cancer White-Out

Cancer a lancer of all in my heart

When pink roses did bloom and my pantsuits looked smart


Cancer a dancer afoot on a stage

Of my life near its peak in a modern dark age


Cancer a prancer invading my chest

In my prime in my forties an ultimate test


Cancer an answer to all current strife

As each dawn breaks in sunbeams my gratitude’s rife