Madelyn Garner Presage: The Brain in Transit

Presage:The Brain in Transit

From doctor to doctor my sister carries

her brain—the woman

who drank herself


to ride the thrum.

Black on film her tender mouth,

green eyes,

ears that beg for pearls,

all else monochrome,

bone and tissue

color of smoky wicks,

a winter branch.

Scanned images layered

into multi-hemispheres

that seem to follow the laws

of symmetry,

showing no evidence

of shadowlands,

spectral mass.No hint

of either plaque or tangles

that soon will make

a mockery of

these magnetic fields.

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