An ode to the lump in my throat

 I will go into the new year without all of me.

I’ve got my eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Got my arms and legs and even both feet.

What will be missing won’t be visible to the naked eye – at least not anymore.

My body will be less one gland – my thyroid.

I’ve been dodging the bullet for the past three years when a lump in my neck started to surface. It was small then and not causing any trouble.