Frozen

Lydia Sparks

Anatomical maps show the scalpel how to
cut into this dead flesh
according to the diagram
The cat preserved in formaldehyde

I wait my turn for the instructor to see
I have found the vas deferens and epididymis
Years of studying anatomy and physiology
but still craving to see a real human body

The dead flesh wouldn't bother me, I think
I have a strong stomach - blood excites me
So I anticipate the esteemed
medical school days when cadavers
will be my toys of play

So the day finally came when I
got to see a human corpse

But my dear, sweet brother - I never thought it would be you
I couldn't do it by myself - I asked my Meme
to hold my hand
as I tiptoed cowardly
towards your casket

And I looked at you and wanted to embrace you

But I didn't...I just couldn't accept
that that sweet face of strange flesh,

was you

 


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Lydia Sparks
Year of Medical/PA school: 1st year PA student!
Where You Grew Up: Raleigh, NC
College Attended: UNC- Chapel Hill
Favorite Quote: You shut your mouth when you're talking to me! - Wedding Crashers
Fun Fact: I auditioned for The Voice last year! (2014) in D.C. It was awesome. I didn't make it though so that's why I am in PA school!


 

 

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