Breast Cancer Answers Art Gallery

SURGICAL LIGHT

Paintings by Susan Shatter
Poems by Denise Duhame
THE CREATURE

 


© 1993, Susan Shatter

CREATURE I

when they operated they found something
inside her that looked a lot like a globe--
except all the countries were globs of red veins
her green eggs spilled on all sides like pea soup
she hissed at the doctors like I wanted to
she carried tiny bundles that looked like
they belonged to storks she took off her foot
and held it above her head we all gathered
around her bed but no one knew how to help her

© 1995, Denise Duhamel


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