Friday, May 20, 2011

Released from Norms

Images of paralysis: misunderstandings,
cultural mores from the waist down
and books being readied for the coffin.

We are entering an electrical era,
a lifetime of unprecedented stimulation,
devices assaulting ankles and knees.

The public’s intensive rehabilitation
kindles haggard steps of regained relief:
An ability to stand. The difference of hips.

-- Jenni B. Baker

Small steps for paralyzed man, giant leaps for treating spinal cord injuries
Amazon and Waterstones report downloads eclipsing printed book sales
Strauss-Kahn ‘Perp Walk,’ Naming Victim Divide France, U.S.

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