I don’t have to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow
Luke Moran was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 15 and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He is from Kent where he lives with his wife and two step-children. We really appreciate his kind support and entry. Thanks Luke!
Every summer I use
factor 50 sunscreen
This is because I am:
more susceptible to secondary cancers
within the radiation field.
This radiation field is not somewhere
Flash Gordon or Doctor Who would
fight against Ming the Merciless
or outwit the Daleks
It’s just my neck and chest.
The bits that were bombarded with ionised radiation,
as if they were Arboria or Skaro.
The problem wasn’t
the purple death sent down from space
a mysterious sphere stealing people’s minds
the moon falling out of orbit and crashing into earth
or people being replaced by shape shifting zygons
The problem was cancer
– Hodgkin’s Lymphoma –
in glands in my neck and under my arm.
So my radiation field
is not something I have to ride across on a stolen Hawkman rocket cycle,
I don’t have to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow,
use transdimensional engineering
or even fight any evil alien oppressors;
not with swords or with lasers,
or a whip
to the death
on a platform
tilting over open space and covered in spikes.
I just use
factor 50 sunscreen.
Luke Moran, Kent
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