Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

I have a tumour,
I feel it pulsing within my skull,
A neoplasmic fiend,
A frankenstein creation of my own heart,
My cells joining its unholy legion,

I know from whence it came,
I breathed in those cancerous cells,
They breached my lips,
On a vessel of her red lipstick,
Her nightly ritual,

She drew me in,
Like a spider playing a violin,
A trap of an embrace,
A witch in white gown lingerie,
Obsessive oncology,

This amorous disease ravaged my form,
Playing jukebox romance ad infinitum,
My humours sent into spasms,
My virtues turned askew,
Blurred eyes,

I ought to be alone,
Give me a bottle of amber,
My own radiation therapy,
I’m unclear of the prognosis,
But this love is cancer.

Not so happy?
We have a fix for that,
Allow me to put on my apron,
Forgive the blood,
This is a messy procedure,

Your face shall become artwork,
A scalpel sculpture,
An ideal incision,
Ear to ear,
A grin born of cruor,

You’ll be the talk of the town,
No more sorrow,
No more tears,
Extracting that bad mood,
The agony just means it’s working,

Why are you screaming?
You look so happy now,
You won’t be laughing,
But you’ll be smiling until the end of days,
Even within your grave,

Now that grin shall never dissipate.

I’ve been fractured,
By lifes accident,
An impact of herculean force,
Bones splintered here and about,
Comminuted breaks all over,

Limbs are out of place,
A friend insisted on an x-ray,
I appear disjointed and hurt,
Without flesh and a heart,
I somehow looked more human,

This injury,
It has become as familiar,
As the blood that clots,
My bone marrow is ruptured,
Prey to the elements,

It’ll take more than a doting suture,
A cast of soft words,
Or an eternity of bed rest,
To restore me to my former self,
To heal.