My roots thus exposed

laid bare for your inspection

an unholy public dissection

on hallowed metal slab


my wrists are tethered trembling

strapped hard to silence questioning

of spotlight

harshly flickering


my heart

now barely quivering

stripped clear from ribbed covering

and clasped in bloodied hands

her clot cloaked cavities

caressed into the bag labelled

“chronically capricious”



Wholly inspired by the wonderful AnaΓ―s Nin quote “I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ”.

52 thoughts on “Autopsy”

      1. Happy to be here. I think I miss your posts because of the times but I will be more active to search out for them in future. Your writing is beautiful.

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  1. Thank you for your post. You write, “My roots thus exposed laid bare for your inspection” spoke to me of someone who is comfortable with who he or she and shares his/her persona willingly. Authenticity at its best. Ray

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    1. I’m so pleased you felt this and commented Pete! 😊
      Hope you have had a delightful weekend, with much garden meditation/observation and macro discovery! Our autumn rain has started unfortunately so macro lighting is sub optimal.

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      1. Weekends always fly by so quickly, Diana, but I had a good one thank you πŸ™‚ We have the autumn rains here also, and the nights are drawing in pretty quickly now, the days getting shorter. Have a wonderful week, my friend! πŸ™‚

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  2. Such a powerful quote! It gave birth to a groundbreaking poem, placed at the junction of heart and vintage anatomy dissection. You created a unique atmosphere here. A poem written by a poetess who never shies out of stripping her heart bare to create soulful works of art.

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    1. Your words are truly treasured as I read them πŸ’•
      Laying the human heart is a very small price to pay for truly living and feeling. Feeling the sting of rain on your face, shivering from a cold unexpected gust, crying because a piece of music is so beautiful …. rejoicing in such moments makes every day rich.
      And thanks for picking up on he “vintage” aspect of the dissection. This is the type of lab I envisaged, with tarnished instruments. I should have thrown a Fantastique Frankenstein figure in for you πŸ˜‰

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      1. Hihi! I am too! Delighted to have you over! My couch is yours of course! I am replying to your email right now, but I need to tell you that even before I hit send. Your staying over at my place in thonon was implied. I wont have you stay in a hotel, when my flat is much nicer πŸ™‚ we need our creative space πŸ˜‰ and you need to experience mine πŸ™‚

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      2. I’m elated! With the news … and this peek-a-boo preview of your email. I will now sit quietly so as not to disturb your “eyes closed” typing haha! Actually not so quietly as I’m picking up my guitar …

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      3. Haha eyes opened this time, but I don’t look at my keyboard I realized, just at the screen. Enjoy your guitar session. You shall receive an email shortly πŸ™‚ I will WhatsApp you when it is done πŸ˜‰


      4. Good morning! Yeah! I opened my eyes thirty minutes ago, bright awake. So I got up. I went to bed really early! 9:30-10 PM yesterday. I went for a long run and was knackered. So I didn’t fight it. Though it made me realize I can literally type on my laptop with me eyes closed ^^ haha I loved to realize that. I think I am gonna do it just for fun from now on. ^^

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  3. Well it looks like two worlds meet on WP. Different influences, different backgrounds and completely different people. That’s all for now. The rest of the poetic autopsy, I’ll save for when I’m back or I’ll just say beautiful like everybody else πŸ˜‰

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    1. I do appreciate you opening the old vault door; some of my favourite writes (and comment section social events lol) reside here. I wonder how long you will be gone?
      Safe travels (physical and/or emotionally)


      1. Well I have to sort a few things out. I’ll probably be gone in a few days once things are finalised. And yeah I guess I need the luck.


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