Cancer

By C.S. Fuqua

Poetry | Paperback, eBook


In 2009, cancer took two friends. Joe had a good job that provided health insurance, but the insurance company refused to fund "experimental" procedures that might have saved his life. Rob was a waiter, working for low wages and tips, unable to afford insurance and not covered by an employee insurance program. Both men experienced inexcusable desperation and suffering-one because he had no insurance coverage, the other because he did. Many of the poems in this collection explore Joe's experiences over the last year of his life and his family's experiences the year following his death. Others are personal contemplations inspired by both men, examining challenges most of us face when confronted by end-of-life issues. All are meant to honor these two friends, both deeply cherished and missed.



C.S. Fuqua's books include Muscle Shoals ~ The Hit Capital's Heyday & Beyond, White Trash & Southern ~ Collected Poems Volume I, Rise Up, Notes to My Becca, The Native American Flute: Myth, History, Craft, Trust Walk, The Swing: Poems of Fatherhood, and Divorced Dads, among others. His work has appeared widely in publications as diverse as The Christian Science Monitor, Naval History, Main Street Rag, and Year's Best Horror Stories. His interest in music is prevalent in many of his stories and books and is rooted in his hobbies as a musician and native flute craftsman. Please visit his website at http://www.csfuqua.weebly.com.


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C.S. Fuqua's books include Muscle Shoals ~ The Hit Capital's Heyday & Beyond, White Trash & Southern ~ Collected Poems Volume I, Rise Up, Notes to My Becca, The Native American Flute: Myth, History, Craft, Trust Walk, The Swing: Poems of Fatherhood, and Divorced Dads, among others. His work has appeared widely in publications as diverse as The Christian Science Monitor, Naval History, Main Street ...


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