Just left of the midline in the epigastric region, the nurse sees a pulsation about 3 cm wide. What is it? (Select one.)
a. The aortic pulsation, which is located
in the epigastric area.
b. The vulnerability of a soft-skinned animal
among instruments of steel.
c. The spring of life exposed.
d. A mirror, oh Nurse, of your own
e. Blood’s hot greeting to all creatures
with a heart.
f. A voice in the universal chorus.
g. My heart speaking with yours in a language
reason cannot fathom
Sheryl Slocum lives in Milwaukee and is a member of the Hartford Avenue Poets. Her poetry fingerprint includes an interest in the relation of form to meaning and, thanks to the influence of French poets, an attentiveness to sound. Sheryl’s poetry appears in numerous small press publications.