Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Weekly Writing: Samuel


Samuel

Samuel Alexander
Armas,
a fetus,
diagnosed
spina bifida.
Would not make it
at birth.
Bruner's gentle
hands came
to save
the unknown life.
Perform C-section,
slowly pull out
the womb.
Small incision.
Work miracles
and bring back
a chance for new life.
Bruner's hands fix
all that is broken.
Womb shakes,
though no one
has touched it.
Tiny hand
slips out
into a world
he will learn
to know.
Bruner's one finger,
consoles twenty-one
week old
as he clasped
his fingers
around hope.


Link to the famous photograph of the surgery taken by Michael Clancy below. Warning: the photograph is not censored. 

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S.G.Renee has written poetry/fiction for over ten years and has worked with Clash of Weapons (COW) for the last three.  Equipped with a BSc degree in Professional Writing (with emphasis in Anthropology), AA in Studio Art and experience in creative writing, she can write in various mediums. Writing has always been a huge part of her life since she was small, writing stories for her younger siblings. Renee loves writing poetry, but will happily write literary fiction, horror, fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction. She works as a technical writer for an engineering incorporation and an event organizer for a local writing group while working on projects for COW.