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Without my Anchor

Without my Anchor

15 votes

Jason Burris

Brain Tumor Type

Date of Diagnosis

Age Group (If you are a caregiver/family member please check Caregiver/Family Member)
Adult: 21 and over

Creative Writing

Artist Statement (include type of art, techniques & materials used, what it means to you)
This is a poem I wrote. I used pen, paper and my phone. This poem reminds me of the impermanence of life and how short and fragile life is. It helps to try to remind me remain in the present moment and make it count.

Without My Anchor
Without my anchor I am lost at sea
Without my anchor I sail without a port
Without my anchor my dog
He was my anchor in everyday life.
He anchored me to the present/moment/this
He was my anchor on a leash
Without my anchor I have no main purpose
Left except with many small things yet
Without my anchor
Without my anchor I drift at sea
Without my anchor my beloved dog.

Bio (include your age, tumor type and date of diagnosis)
My name is Jason Burris. I am 39 and was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in 1992.

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Platinum Sponsor

C.J. Coakley Co., INC.

Gold Sponsor

William J. Shaw Family Foundation

Silver Sponsor

Art League of Ocean City

Bronze Sponsor

Cronin Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center

Hosted by:

Raymond A. Wood Foundation
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