Primary Category: Literature / Poetry
- Coulehan, Jack
- Date of entry: Jun-26-1995
The patient is lying on the table under an x-ray machine. He observes carefully the details of the machine above him--the three cables, the "crayon’s nose-cone," the traces of the electric tape that once bound the darker cable to the others. Now it is held by "serrated plastic ties." Everything is ready to "look into / whatever’s next, whatever it is I’m in for." What will appear on the film does not appear outside "under plain old sky," where it is "just beginning to snow."
Copyright 1993, by author.
Articulations: The Body and Illness in Poetry
Univ. of Iowa Press
Iowa City, Iowa