Whatever pain you feel
We will never ever know
Soul—so much electric meat
Depth Charge: Some conscious sources for this poem include re-reading poems and writings from 30 years ago about my grandmother’s slow death from Alzheimer’s; the equation of “soul” to “electric meat” comes from hearing Michael Shermer, editor of Skeptic magazine, speaking on CBC radio’s Tapestry–the second half-hour; and the central visual image comes from looking at the snow-covered branches outside my window.
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