Love is Both a Path and a Guide ~~ Original Poems and Photographs by Rodney Standage, Gilbert Arizona

~~ Read Critically ~ Write Consciously ~ Speak Clearly ~ Tell Your Truth -Clint Smith

Saturday, August 22, 2015


The oncologist found another tumor on Denise's right chest wall just above the healing incision line just one month since her last surgery to remove two tumors.  The pulmonologist confirmed that the one spot they found last week is likely cancer and that there are many other spots in both lungs that are too small to light up on the PET scan, but are probably tumors.  This is very bad news.

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Denise has a PET scan on Friday.  The oncologist found a 10 mm hyper-metabolic spot on her right lung, it didn't show up on the last scan.  The doctor was not happy about the finding and neither are we.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Field Day

Charlotte and Amy, "lower apartment, Pinetop Arizona July 2015
I peered into
A box for shoes
Now home for two
New chicks a snooze

Two lazy chicks
Still fluffy soft
Yellow, brown
Carried from their box
Into my garden plot

Now wide awake
Into the world
So much at stake
They run and roll
Explore and scratch

They clean and preen
In early spring
And move between
Lettuce ravines
Still young so green

So much to see
And do and be
Peck grain of sand
Oh so much fun
To chase a bee

Now back into
Their box for shoes
They gather near
A lamp that’s there

Their droopy heads
They cannot hold
Their eyes now close
New dreams untold