This post is made on behalf of Bruce Markuson. The below are his words.

In recent years I have had to deal with my imminent death due to thyroid cancer. I may have five years but maybe not ten. It has been a long and terrible struggle with surgery, radiation, and chemo.

However, the act of writing this chapbook of poems has stepped me over the line between “You’re going to live” and “You are going to die”. It is where I have found my acceptance. This is my requiem.

I am in a professional writers group and this collection has caused a few tears. Over the years I have published over a hundred and fifty short stories, flash fiction, poems, podcast, and a novel. Being the prolific writer I am I wrote a chapbook of poetry about this. These are the thoughts of a person who deals with dying.

Read the chapbook here.