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Deliver Me From Metaphor

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Archive | 9 comments

Deliver Me From Metaphor

This is a picture of my beautiful sister Millie before her brain tumor. She’s  in the hospital again, this time with unbearable pain from her collapsed spine, a result of eight years of taking Prednisone to replace the work of her pituitary, which was wrecked when a large benign tumor was removed from her brain. The pain is awful and continuous. They can’t operate on her spine in her condition. They throw a cocktail of drugs at it. So phrases from the poem I wrote about her original surgery and her long unconsciousness afterward come to mind. Not a poem. I couldn’t write a poem. It...

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