Casket Test

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #114
"Poetical Magnetism"  (posted by whimsygizmo)

"Magnet. Magnetic. Magnetize. Speak to us of animal magnetism, or take us to a magnet school. You can even write a poem about the X-men character Magneto, if you’re so inclined.
Make it a noun. Verb it. Adjective-fy it. Whatever form you choose, find your true north and pen us a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word magnet. Make those poem particles sing!"

Doctors suggest
this test for all
ailments. They call
it Magnetic Resonance
Imaging. (MRI) You
lay in a space capsule
listening to beeps,
bongs, and booms.
If you are claustrophobic
like me, you want to scream,
‘Where’s the panic button?
Let me out now.’

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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28 Responses to Casket Test

  1. I had an MRI years ago and it was no fun. I was so glad to get out of there. LOL. Nice take on the prompt.

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  2. I can imagine having that kind of problem with it. I can’t remember ever having been subjected to that specific test but but I assume it must be so very uncomfortable.


  3. Lucy says:

    They are pretty claustrophobic!


  4. Ron. says:

    Been there, done that. Managed to avoid the Panic Button, but only because they were blasting The Beatles for me & My Beloved Sandra promised to take me to dinner if I didn’t freak out. Ta-Daaaa!!


  5. robtkistner says:

    I hear you Sara. The next time tell thrm you want an “open” MRI. Still noisy, but less enclosed… 🙂


  6. Helen Dehner says:

    Had to be pulled out five times, the techs were “over me.” Claustrophobic to the Max. If ever I need another, sedation is essential. Or one of those open machines …..


  7. Dora says:

    Absolutely sympathize with you. I’d have to have several panic buttons.


  8. sanaarizvi says:

    I can relate, It’s not easy to go through an MRI.


  9. lillian says:

    The title is exactly right! I’ve had MRIs and it is indeed like being rolled on a slab into a casket. NOT FUN! And the sounds make it surreally horrible. I’m with you on this one!


  10. I have never gone through this… I wouldn’t be fun I’m sure.


  11. whimsygizmo says:

    I’ve never had a full one, but I imagine they are no fun. You took me there, Sara.


  12. Ingrid says:

    My husband once had one of the ‘head-in-a-box’ variety: I hope I never have to go through that. You are brave for getting through it!


  13. lynn__ says:

    I’ve had one and hope not to repeat. Your title is brilliant, Sara!


  14. Mish says:

    Hard to even read about it. I am extremely claustrophobic. Can’t even use an elevator alone, no tents, back seat of a small car….no. If I ever needed an MRI, I would decline unless they drugged me first.


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