Country Music in the MRI Machine

Selective Communication
December 18, 2018
Nuance of Damage
December 18, 2018

Country Music in the MRI Machine

The technician who curates this capsule

in her cameo as the ground station

engineer, asks if country music

would be ok to play over the headphones,

and I tell her that would be fine, before

I’m slid inside the chamber to be shot off

to some unknown diagnosis; to land,

perhaps, on the surface of a strange world

of procedures, treatments, and consultations.

I’ve agreed to play the leading role

in this film about the brave astronaut

caught up in a fantastical journey,

but not for art–I’m just following the script,

and couldn’t care less about the soundtrack.