Song of My Breast

by Noralyn Masselink

$15 US
Chapbook - 29 poemsChapbooks.html

Cover Art by Endira Davis

Song of My Breast

"Song of My Breast," my friend had offered

as title for my poems

an Americanist, a Whitman scholar

ignorant of my grave distaste

for navel gazing narcissism

soaring song so self absorbed

page after page extolling youth

and perfect health

assuming what belonged to him

belonged to all the world

my breasts imperfect?

sketchy health

my yawp not so barbaric

content with less pretentiousness

I sing a simple lay

nor am I ready to bequeath myself to dirt

Table of Contents


Context is everything


Northeast Medical Resort and Spa

Post-surgery Senryū


Two for the price of one

Saving Face and Keeping Abreast

ICD-9 Code 972.9

The Virgin Poke, central venous access



The Bald Facts

Haute Coiffure

Chemotherapy Riddle

Doxorubicin: Round Three

Why are they called “Rounds”?

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Cross Application

Blood Counts

In the time of chemo

Taxus brevifolia

Taxane Thumbscrews


Radiation Oncology

Euphemism at its worst

Morgue Storage Shelf

Awaiting Resurrection

Song of My Breast

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