Image by Mathew Schwartz

Electromyography (EMG)

Doctor sinks needles
between skin and sinew. He
charts new connections
atop my faded neurons.
Blush—bloom—blood rises like spring.

MAX GILLETTE is studying English and creative writing at Central Michigan University. They are an editor for two campus publications, a writing tutor, and a sometimes-musician. Their poetry has appeared in Spoonie Press, HAD, Cutbow Quarterly, the voidspace, Celestite Poetry, and elsewhere. You can find Max on Twitter @quartzpoet.