Spinal Con-fusion: A Poem by a Survivor

This war-time casualty exemplifies the unnecessary acts of war throughout the global community, and the catastrophic effects war has in a trauma-related injury upon the human body. Thank you to all the doctors and surgeons who work feverishly to ‘put us back together’ again.

Phoebe, MD: Medicine + Poetry

By John Gregory Evans


There remains
a deadened,
freezing,
almost an anesthetizing
sense of dread
upon my fingertips and hands,
reaching deep into my leg’s nerves,
shattered spinal cord,
peeled away
as one peels an orange.

Walking,
now a challenge,
con-fusion of the fusion,
cervical cord,
Ruptured and bruised,
arrogance of the humanity factor.

Pain
within the eyes
like lightning fingers
to the crown
of God.

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Volume I, An Introduction in Brevity ~ 2nd Composition

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Update to Volume I, War and Peace

Volume I Upon Reading Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace:’ An Introduction in Brevity ~ 1852, diary notations, a historical account of 19th century Russia fueled the light of Leo Tolstoy, commanding as were his military demise, the Decembrist’s (Tolstoy’s own class), and a thirty-year exile, Siberian snow deputed wilderness, a friend and writer, then of … Continue reading Update to Volume I, War and Peace