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By Lee A. Nelson

Spray the brain

Dr. Webster Pilcher

would order me

during

corpus callosotomies

and other Grand Mal

seizure surgeries

and I would

spray the brain.

 

I've never swabbed a poop deck

but I've sprayed brains.

 

I would spray the brain

with a glass perfume puff

seemingly designed for

warfare

if you can imagine

a perfume puff

engineered

to endure chronic

sterilization

a repurposing

never imagined

for the perfume puff.

 

Dystopian it was. 

Perfume puffs

are the like of

lilacs and

rhododendrons

and this perfume puff

was a weed

an aberration

science craps

in compound

to serve the sums

of our ever better.

 

Patients are

awake

during

corpus callosotomies.

They were wide awake

as I sprayed

their brains.

 

Every one of them

was the

man

woman

child

looking to improve

their

grand mal seizures.

 

That's a poem in itself

and a reminder that

no

I do not have

problems.

Neither do you.

 

They were long procedures

all day events.

I'd spray their brains

frequently

thirsty plants

they were.

 

Anyone

would want that.

 

 

 

 

 

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