―Inspired by James Bernal's photograph
Photo by James Bernal
His website: http://www.jamesbernal.com/
Apparently, the patient died before the blessed event;
still, a heavenly glow radiates from the corpse's
enlarged abdomen. Nearby, a man stands facing
a second glowing room―he's neither gloved nor gowned,
though, his sleeves are rolled-up. Perhaps these sorts
of deliveries are routine, or, more likely, this guy's just
unprepared. An odd-looking peak rises from beneath
the shrouded silhouette; by the looks of it, the serenity
of this moment could change―in a heartbeat!
Watch out, Doc! This isn't one for the sacred Book,
but definitely one for the history books! What a pity.
Where's Sigourney Weaver's firearm when you need it?
Jeannie E. Roberts is the author of NATURE OF IT ALL, a poetry collection (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She is also the author and illustrator of LET'S MAKE FACES!, a children's book. Her poems have appeared in the Festival of Language's Festival Writer, Misty Mountain Review, Off the Coast, Quill & Parchment and elsewhere. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jeannie lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. For more, visit www.jrcreative.biz.