Stanzas: Monthly Chapbooks February 2015: Anti-Love - Page 23

You have acute myelogenous leukemia. Three months ago those words were spoken for the first time. Neither had any idea what they meant but they both recognised the word leukemia. What had started as a bad cough quickly spiralled out of control until the underlying problem was finally identified. Samantha had Cancer. There was a lot of crying, irrational arguments and regrets about unplanned futures but Jake refused to leave even for a moment. 89 days he sat by her bed, each consecutive day he brought her a black coffee and her crossword-pen. She was released and allowed to go home on Saturday, February 13th. She just wanted to spend her last few days at home. They were far from the cove of memories. Far from the O’Brien’s and the aroma of red wine. Far from sa