Breast Cancer Answers Art Gallery

SURGICAL LIGHT

Paintings by Susan Shatter
Poems by Denise Duhame

© 1993, Susan Shatter

CONFRONTATION
HEART

 

from the inside looking out
a breast looks like a heart
its red pumping pulp
its fire its dark music
there are gray feathers on my shoulders
the rest of me all bone
bird skull and tendon
if you think I'm wearing a gas mask
you are mistaken
this is just the shape of my face

© 1995, Denise Duhamel


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