Friday, April 27, 2012

National Poetry Month 30 Poems in 30 Days Challenge, Poem #24

from here
Autopsy or Exploratory Surgery

Dissect the moment of breaking
  weigh its parts like organs
  the tumbling lungs pushed against contrite kidneys
  your anger engorged with blood like a liver.
Run the marathon of the moment
  until you feel them churning inside you.
Count the beats of blood in your temple
  debate the location of the soul, of holy vows
  wrap my faults in gauze despite the mess
  aim your fingers anywhere but my taken rib
  then scrub until your cuticles crack.  
Hold the scalpel against the last five years,
  then decide.

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