As part of each issue of Flourish Magazine, we release weekly digital content alongside our free print magazine, on the Artlift and Yes to Life blogs. This is often content we couldn’t fit into the magazine’s limited pages, or film and music, but loved and wanted to show the world. This issue of Flourish Magazine was on the theme of ‘Movement’, with submissions from those living with or beyond cancer received through an open call for creative responses to the theme. This week’s instalment is a hilarious poem by Sheran Joy about getting ready for a holiday when you’re going through cancer. Read the print magazine online for free here, and watch this space for more digital content! Holiday Thoughts by Sheran Joy Here I’m sat Proud and flat But not needing to share their demise I’ve discovered bandeau With inserts in tow Employing the art of disguise I’m back at the gym To try get the lower end thin Ready to go forth flat and shine For now prothesis will do So’s not to resemble Winnie the Poo So beach ready, no one else knows they’re not mine! My nails are now strong I’m growing them long Rediscovering the glamorous me I hold my head high False nips point to the sky No ageing boobs knocking my knee! I’ve embraced ‘chemo curl’ Well I’ll give it a whirl Dreaming of sea salt tousled tresses My brows are tattooed I’m feeling renewed Sporting bright, bold printed dresses Yes my meds make me ache My mobility’s not great Hot flushes – yeah they’re a pain But Cancer we’re done Now to follow the sun Right let’s go – get me on board that plane!