Breast Cancer Answers Art Gallery

SURGICAL LIGHT

Paintings by Susan Shatter
Poems by Denise Duhame
HOSPITAL

 


© 1993, Susan Shatter

SURGICAL LIGHT

my angel had blood on the tips of her wings
and one red eye like a turning signal on a car
she wore rubber gloves since she was in a hospital
I smiled at her as two of her friends
soared under me and around the doctors
who disappeared until it was just light and the angels
and my red breasts steaming on the table

© 1995, Denise Duhamel


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