David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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APED: "mad scientist's villanelle"

My nerves are cracking underneath the strain.
My professors called me mad, you know.
I wish Igor would come back with the brain.

My creature! After all these years of pain.
Failure now would be a crushing blow.
My nerves are cracking underneath the strain.

I stitched the limbs. Each muscle, nerve, and vein.
The arteries through which new blood will flow.
I wish Igor would come back with the brain.

I will not fail. Not this time. Not again.
Established science I shall overthrow.
My nerves are cracking underneath the strain.

Is that a faint light through the windowpane?
Lit torches in the village far below.
I wish Igor would come back with the brain.

Lightning comes with thunder and the rain.
The peasants form a mob. I think they know.
My nerves are cracking underneath the strain.
I wish Igor would come back with the brain.
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