Sunday, March 18, 2012

THE MAG


SEE SECTION

I PONDER THE SCAR;
THE DEEP, WRINKLED SKIN
LEFT HANGING
YEARS LATER.
DEEP INCISION
HORIZONTAL
TO MY WAIST.
SWOLLEN WITH TWINS
I WENT UNDER.
AWOKE HOURS LATER
IN ICU.
YES...I SEE YOU!
AND YOU!
AND MY BATTLE SCAR
REMAINS--
 WRINKLED.
NO ONE THERE
TO RATCHET,
TO TIGHTEN,
TO MODIFY.

ALTERED ,
BUT NOT
WHERE IT
COUNTS.



11 comments:

  1. smiles...nice take on the prompt...and fresh too havent read another like it today...my wife barely avoided a see section with our first....

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  2. I like the play on word "see".

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    1. Yes...I guess this photo reminded me a gaping wound and someone trying to get it to close, which in turn took me to my C-section. And I love to play around with words because they can mean something different just by spelling them differently. It was a "C"esarian Section" but what you "see" is what is left behind to deal with...the scar tissue, the babies that you actually get to see for the first time, etc. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. It's a good job we have clothes! I liked that you were able to use this format to express your frustration about the scar tissue. Your poem is so focused and direct. I really enjoyed your focus on this one. Lovely work, Teri. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I have a few of those belly scars .. I can see what you saw in the photo!!

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  5. A fresh and unique take Teri....love your blog! :-)

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  6. very nice Teri....and oh so worth it..the see

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  7. These words are dripping with all the power of real life experience !

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  8. Nicely done ... a unique take on this unusual artwork - took me by surprise in the best way ...

    http://nsaynne.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/the-rip/

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