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For 433....

May 6th, 2007 (12:58 am)

You reminded me of this,
When you said Frankenstein tonight...
I couldn't remember it--I tried to find it on line.

*laughing*

Actually had to pull an old book off my shelf,
and transcribe.

(Marge Piercy, my favourite living Poet.)

Absolute Zero in the brain

Penfield the great doctor did a lobotomy
on his own sister and recorded
pages of clinical observations
on her lack of initiative afterward.

Dullness, he wrote, is superseded
by euphoria at times. Slight hemi-
paresis with aphasia. The rebellious sister
died from the head down into pages

of medical journals and Penfield founded
a new specialty. Intellectuals
sneer at moviegoers who confuse
Dr. Frankenstein with his monster.

The fans think Frankenstein is the monster.
Isn't he?