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Aborted Reason
by Pam Patterson

Monday, July 28, 2003

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Aborted Reason 

Slice-and-dice sound bites
chew on the worm-germ
infesting my slippery skull.
The vapid hunger feeds on itself.
Like an aborted cancer clinging to life
it crawls back into the belly
hook-pricks along its raw umbilical. 

O the sweet-meat of death dreams:
tempting vapors that swirl and curl
deep into the night nostril.
Mad-mother wakes to the wail of her fetid fetus.
Contractions contort the brief sanity-slivers
that pierce the counterfeit labor pangs.

I am a victimless rape victim.
The bloody seeds of sanity
spill out from my spread-eagled soul.
The crime is mine.  I asked for it.
I nurture the beast that feeds
deep in my fertile skull-womb.
I whored my shaky psyche
for a willful dance on reasonís edge. 

                        Pam Patterson © 1995



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Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/24/2007
Intensely provocative writing, fearlessly exploring the fragility of the human psyche and femininity combined.

Interesting discovery,

Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 7/28/2003
"I whored my shaky psyche
for a willful dance on reasonís edge"
Powerful lines. Great write, Pam.
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