Brain Surgery

The one body part

that doesn’t feel pain

A good thing really;

thoughts can be

painful enough

 

But what expectations

when a tumour grows?

The hope always is for more,

more days,

more minutes

of life, of love

 

To risk all and submit

to the scalpel

This then becomes

the surgeon’s dilemma

How much to take?

Remove the entire tumour

or not,

To stop

or take more?

To be reckless or brave

To be wise or a coward

 

In the end

are we anything more

than the electro-chemical activity

of our brain cells?

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