So this concerns a poem I wrote most recently on assignment, which in my opinion is still in much need of revising. However, the general idea of the poem happens to be about the public transportation system in Los Angeles. Me, I'm just wondering if you can pick up on any references.
your arteries took a while to form
and you were born without bones
but your brain came before you
your heart had been on ice for a century
but the procedure went well. it’s beating
without the aid of machines
your nerve endings reach then recoil
due to bruised pockets of heat
with nowhere yet to go.
that will correct itself on its own
as for the skeleton, there’s a waiting list
another ten years at best
your arteries, metamorphosed into intestine
are pushing out the waste
but you’re sure to get new ones soon
- Lindsey D.