Ravyne’s Nest
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Ravyne’s Nest



Dedicated to Emmie — keep fighting

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she pushes the plate away
not another morsel
will pass her cracked lips

the days of feasts have fled
as nausea swells within
only cancer eats there now

she rolls over on her side
buries her head in the pillow
and dreams of food

©2020 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.

Lori Carlson writes poetry, fiction, articles, creative non-fiction and personal essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, and the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to writing for The Purple Pen, Lori also writes for eighteen other publications here on Medium. Check out her personal Medium blog — Ravyne’s Nest.




The Writings of Lori Carlson — All the words that consume me. Poetry, Fiction, Essays & More

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