Rontgen Beam

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I'm a Diagnostic Radiographer by profession. Thus I'm fascinated by the science of x-rays. This is a poem which strives to summaries the incredible properties of x-rays.

Submitted: August 02, 2008

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With skill and quickness
with dexterity of hand
is a body part suspended

with spin of tube
with application of current
rips a silent explosion through the air
generating a discharge of imperceptible rays 

attenuated corrosion of x-ray beam
concentrated on bone and flesh
consumed in a quiet way
transmitted through patterned decay

with contrast of grey
with density of black
is anatomy captured in a moment of pause


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