M.S. Rooney

Alexis St. Martin and Dr. William Beaumont

Why are we fascinated by
the man with the musket wound
that healed into an open fistula
into his stomach?
How horrifying to be invaded
by fingers, by tubes,
by bits of digestibles on lines.
What does it mean
to be called a �case study�?
Didn�t even Doubting Thomas
cool his itching fingers
until asked?

M.S. ROONEY lives in Sonoma, California with her husband, poet Dan Noreen. Her work appears in journals, including Bluestem, The Cortland Review, Earth's Daughters, Main Street Rag, Theodate, and 3:AM Magazine, and anthologies, including American Society: What Poets See, edited by David Chorlton and Robert S. King (FutureCycle Press), and Journey to Crone, edited by S. Philipp (Chuffed Buff Books).

M.S. Rooney
M.S. Rooney's muse, Miss Truffles

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