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Counter Arts

Ovarian Cancer at 22

Learning to trust

Blue, green and red cells under a microscope
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

I have a story to tell, and I can’t decide what it’s really about. I learned to believe in myself, started to break with my family, and grew up. I became a patient, I learned about mortality, and about pain.

Or is it a story about friendship? A coming-of-age story? A story of family dynamics? I’ll get on with it, and you can decide.

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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers