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dVerse — quadrille — Death Star

Headaches and dizziness
Effected her peace
Time for CAT:
Astrocytoma.
Death Star.
Do or Die
To battle
Stations!

Masked heroes prepare
Sterile theater to end
Sinuated Chthulu’s
Shine; brave Dr.
Ulysses lasered
All but nicked
her amygdala.

Fearless now, she fights all day long….

 

WhimsyGizmo (aka De) is today’s host of dVerse.  De says:
Nick the page with your quill, and pen us a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting the title), but literally including some form of the word nick.

Notes

CT, or CAT scans, are special X-ray tests that produce cross-sectional images of the body using X-rays and a computer. CT scans are also referred to as computerized axial tomography.

Astrocytomas are a type of cancer of the brain. They originate in a particular kind of glial cells, star-shaped brain cells in the cerebrum called astrocytes. This type of tumor does not usually spread outside the brain and spinal cord and it does not usually affect other organs.

There are two amygdalae per person normally, with one amygdala on each side of the brain. They are thought to be a part of the limbic system within the brain, which is responsible for emotions, survival instincts, and memory. … The amygdala in humans also plays a role in sexual activity and libido, or sex drive.  It is also known as the hub of fight/flight/freeze.

Image is of a human astrocyte by Bruno Pascal.

31 thoughts on “dVerse — quadrille — Death Star

  1. Very interesting and creative use of a mere 44 words. Fantasy, horror and Sci-Fi morphs into science fact. Thanks for the explication.

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  2. FIRST: VERY glad to know this is not biographical. My cousin died just two weeks ago – from a brain tumor. So this hits close to home….he fought so hard but it incapacitated him and he died as a shell of the man he was. He served our country in Viet Name — a war that was impugned by many including me….yet he served and came back a different person. I was so very glad that he was provided a military honor guard at his service.
    The images that indicate this insidious disease — look like something from the solar system…but are insidious in the death star attack mode.

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  3. Lillian, please let me offer condolences on your cousin’s passing. From your description, he suffered more than anyone should ever have to suffer, with the war overseas then the war against the disease. It is amazing how much things in our universe can resemble each other but on a different scale of size.

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