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by TheGodfather 

Posted: 27 July 2004
Word Count: 226
Summary: An operating room

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A pulsating green glow lights the room.
Four bald men stand around the head
of the table I lie on.
My cheeks hang loosely and drool forms
in the corner of my mouth.
The bright surgical lights on the ceiling
make my eyes water.

I feel the cold metal slowly slice a line
across my forehead.
Warm liquid runs down my temple and then down
the side of my neck.
They speak in gibberish I don’t understand
and look different than any men I’ve ever seen.

One of them walks over to a white, metal cabinet
and returns with his right hand held in front of him.
His hand is open flat with a stamp-sized computer chip
lying in the center.
One of the others picks up the chip with steel prongs.

I feel them saw a line across my skull now
where they had cut the skin.
The electric saw makes a high-pitched sound that
causes blood to trickle out my ears.

One of them places a mask over my mouth
forcing air into my mouth and up my nose.
Lovely gas.
My vision glazes over and blurs.
He walks away, returns,
and grabs my arm.
A cotton swab chills my forearm,
and I can feel the needle fill my veins.
I watch his fingers count above me, Three, Two…
my vision floods with green.

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The Walrus at 21:19 on 27 July 2004  Report this post
Morbidly fascinating. You should hook up with McNay.

The Walrus

roovacrag at 14:03 on 20 August 2004  Report this post
Goddy sorry I am late with this one. Well worth more than one read.Pulsating and fascinating piece.

I enjoyed reading it.
Should have read it before as you did it on my birthday.

Well done.

xx Alice

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