Dr. Sharon Foley’s poems illuminate the complexity of emotions surrounding illness, death and loss. Her experience as a physician gives her a unique perspective from which to shine that light, allowing insight into life’s most personal and powerful moments, she witnesses cancer’s slow ravage, “each day your stomach collapsed/further into itself/ and you went with it/folding into the seam of your bed”; pronounces a patient’s death, “I felt something I never had before/it was like the rumbling of an approaching train/rushing faster, whistling louder”; describes cardiac surgery; “I saw inside/the house of your ribs.” Sharon Foley’s award winning poems invites us to experience her unforgettable encounters with illness and mortality; universal hardships that touch all of us.
|Publisher:||Finishing Line Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)|
About the Author
She lives in Whitefish Bay Wisconsin with her husband, children and ferocious five-pound morkie, Dash. When not writing, she enjoys reading, long walks, crafting and collecting sea glass along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology, daughter of an Oncologist, and with personal experience with illness, Sharon has been circling the themes of sickness and mortality in her writing for some time. Her journey has given her a unique perspective on the 'endurance' that life requires, regardless of outcome.
Table of ContentsCardiac Rotation 1
I Believed That Night at the VA 2
I Unfold from my Pocket 5
A Holy Ride with Strangers 7
So at Starbucks 8
The Oncologist's Daughter 9
Stomach Cancer 10
Day Care 12
That's What It Was 14
When You Died 16
Waiting Room Amnesia 18
Whatever It Takes 19
Post-Op Call 20
42nd and Farnam 21
I Can't Find the Spoons 22