Poems of the Week

The Cerebellum

by Dan Campion

“In essence, this structure appears to act as a kind of editor….”—Jon Hamilton in “The Underestimated Cerebellum Gains New Respect From Brain Scientists” on NPR

We’ve thought there’s no homunculus
Inside our brains, for ages;
Who’d guess there was, to edit us,
A reader of our pages,

A “little brain,” there, after all,
A sharp blue pencil genie,
To coddle, coax, correct, and call
To buy us a martini?