Breast Cancer Answers Art Gallery

SURGICAL LIGHT

Paintings by Susan Shatter
Poems by Denise Duhame
BLUE LIPS

 


© 1994, Susan Shatter

TORSO

there is blood in the egg yoke
blue lips where her breasts used to be
eyelash scars and x-rays as gray as November
when the pine needles dry across her chest
the blue withered arm that someone else
used to hide under her sleeve
the women with half a leg jumped into the pool
and shamed us who were ashamed
of our chubby middles and now we stomp
on the invincible nipples of acorns

© 1995, Denise Duhamel


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