Identifying with Contributors

I was absolutely delighted with the poem by Marilyn Heins’55 (Fall/Winter 2018 issue). I’m nearly 20 years behind her and still have my tears, but I can identify with so much of what she wrote. 

I also very much appreciated Michael Weiner’s contribution in the same issue. I, too, am being treated for cancer, and I don’t see myself “battling” it any more than he does. I certainly imagine the chemotherapy doing valiant battle with tumor cells, but I’m a rather passive participant in that process. At any rate, there was again much I could identify with in this piece. 

Mary Jeanne Buttrey’74
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