Electrode laden, head bound with elastic and needles of gel; a moment of security and peace— machines running warm, energy’s lulling sound, fluorescent light and fluorescent walls: a lover in a lab coat clears her throat and fidgets with cords. A lover’s soles scoff against linoleum, the laden brain excites the coated lover whose foreplay is an intricate setting up of connections, plugging the brain up to machines after rubbing skins: some call the act of abrasion the beginning of a sacred conception.
Both the heating and the cooling of body and brain, lover and machine fall into a space between pleasure and pain. The child of connectivity appears on a plot of wave forms that turn the lover into a parent of interpretation long after the brain detaches from the clamps of its lover. The pressure that allows the brain’s suspension of itself, if left for too long (the pressure of love, if not … Click to continue . . .
Felino A. Soriano is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Recent poetry collections include Intentions of Aligned Demarcations (Desperanto, 2011), Pathos etched, recalled: (white sky books, 2011), and Divaricated, Spatial Aggregates (limit cycle press, 2011). He edits and publishes the online journal, Counterexample Poetics. For information regarding his published works, editorships, and interviews, please visit: www.felinoasoriano.info.