Cadaver By R. Cary


By R. Cary

She keeps cutting me. Why does she keep doing this?

Open your eyes Julia. Let her know you are still here.

I wasn’t always like this. Before I died I loved, I lived,

I gave purpose to my world. I smiled. I joked. I cared.

Now my eyes will not open. My heart no longer beats.

Before my will drove my heart. Now my heart is being sliced.

I can feel every incision. I kick, I scream, but my will

Is deceased. I just lay here. Once alive. Once called Julia

Now a living corpse. A cadaver for a purpose that is not my own.

Why does she keep doing this? If I could just open my eyes

She will see, I am still here, still in this body once called Julia.



By R. Cary

Copyright 2023


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