June 10, 2008

Poetry: Issue One

Dana Guthrie Martin
Parasitic Cloaking
—for B.C.

What we hide:
cotyledons   villi   intervillous spaces

What was empty in you
fills with your blood

decidua basalis   chorion frondosum:
nicotine, opiods, alcohol, birth defects

What we can’t use, you must eat
or carry until it rots and falls off

placenta accreta   how it clings

The extraction must be manual
and leave no traces


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  3. Fabulous poem.......has so many amazing visuals.


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