Immersed in studying
the brain, dissecting
it, like a frog thinking
about being a frog, ribbits echoing
from ribbit centers in the left temporal
amphibial lobe while we cut
away layers of cortex undulated
brain skin over white
glial ribbit cells to uncover
with sharp and gentle
scalpels the limbic
drama, the hippocampal memory,
the internal lily pad system of myelinated
pathways searching with flicking
tongues for the essential
froginess of our own
warty natures.

Nudibranch, Indonesia, copyright 2005 Mary Pearson

Copyright 2012, Cyan Orr

Cyan Orr has a B.A. in Psychology and Math, an M.A. in Counseling and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Ashland University. She has recently been published in Spillway. Cyan teaches Mathematics and Psychology at Gill St. Bernard's School in Gladstone, New Jersey. She and her husband live nearby in Lebanon Township.

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