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. . . . Read more. “The Pressure of Love: Jessica McFadden”
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). . . . Read more. “New Poetry by Felino Soriano”