Tag Archives: Eden Almasude

Pathology

Eden Almasude Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA     Sipping Scotch and watching fava beans Spurt new life from the earth I ruminate: a dead man’s ribcage, mutilated The skin of his scalp, Limp without a skull beneath for: science and medicine? Or curiosity? I smell the morgue In sweat from my run and wonder how he can […]

Scotch

Eden Almasude Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA   I don’t remember your name, Only fasciculating muscles beginning to waste Nerves with unknown lesions A toe up, a reflex down The neurologist quietly notes, Bulbar involvement entails a poor prognosis Meaning: if you can’t talk, you can’t breathe Each new symptom foreboding Slow, stepwise death We turn to count, […]