Poems of the Week

Étude for Neurosurgeon and Patient

by Brendan Beary

“Woman plays flute while undergoing brain surgery”—UPI

Some parts of her skull are drilled open.
No worries—she’s quite resolute!
While the surgeons are poking around in her brain,
She accompanies them on the flute.

I’ve copied the link to this story;
I’m tucking it safely away
To retrieve when my kids give a feeble excuse
Why they just couldn’t practice today.