Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Medical Machines

Strapped prisoner
in stainless revolution,
magnetic human.

Isotope injection,
a radioactive flashlight
in my heart and brain.

Take this position,
deep breath, hold and do not move,
living skeleton.

Bryan Douglas Cook December 2011

Context for Medical Machines
I had to undergo a series of tests as a "guinea pig" in a research study at the Ottawa Heart Institute. These included MRI, NMR and X-Ray. This poem reflects that experience.

Read at Tree Reading Series 10 January 2012

MRI Machine (also used for NMR)

X-Ray Machine

No comments:

Post a Comment