In the nick of time
Simi felt a lump on her breast.
Ignorant Simi, it is just a lump,
an incessant talker-alone.

Time past…pain felt,
unbearable she told Cori.
“Knows it all” Cori was struck,
you might be in hot okro soup.

Hurriedly paced, Doctor! Doctor!
Simi is in pain.
Checked up thoroughly
Oh! Simi you’ve got cancer.

Yayy! Hands on her head,
What is cancer?
frightened of the bold title
but unaware of the nitty-gritty

Ignorance is a fore cause to cancer
Be aware!
Knowledge enables avoidance.

©Kim. D.2016