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Dec 04 2007

Teratoma–or, Knit me a sister.

Shelley serves as my muse again today… The brain was not her first post about anatomically accurate knitting; there was a previous post on a cute and cuddly teratoma. Ok, so she calls it “complicated and grotesque”, but tomayto tomahto. But the knit teratoma is indeed cute and cuddly, if you ask me. So I thought I would try a slightly different spin on the whole idea of having had a twin who died and whose body, in the womb, was absorbed into yours in the form of a tumor with recognizable body parts.

I mean, that can’t be all bad, can it?

“Teratoma”, or “Knit me a Sister”.

“I have an invisible friend”, I said,
“But she doesn’t hide beneath my bed,
Or in my closet–no, instead,
I keep her tucked inside.”

“We do not mean to condescend,
But we all know, there’s no such friend;
This fabrication now must end.”
My Mom and Dad replied.

“But Mommy! Daddy! Please, I swear!
She’s closer than my teddy bear!
See my tummy? She’s in there!
I even feel her growing!”

My parents didn’t scream or shout;
They trusted me, despite their doubt,
And had a doctor check me out
When something started showing!

My friend was real! I hadn’t lied!
At first, my twin, but then she died.
The doctors cut me open wide
And shoveled out my basement.

I never knew I had a sister,
But once my friend was gone, I missed her;
So, knitting till she raised a blister
My Mom made a replacement!

By the way, the original source of the pictures also has a poem (or song) about it! And instructions!

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    Shelley

    Cute and cuddley? Yes, I supposeYou might find large eyesAnd a button nose,A pouting mouth and tiny hands,even in piecemeal, I understand.But I think I prefer tamer fare,without brain tissue and clumps of hair,a security blanket is much less rarethan a frankensteinian teddy bear.

  2. 2
    Jo

    Okay, so. Um. Is it bad form to admit that I’m totally, *totally* a fan now?Um?

  3. 3
    Cath@VWXYNot?

    tag!

  4. 4
    Mad Hatter

    Cuttlefish–I saw the poem you wrote in the comments on VWXYNot?’s blog and had to come visit. I am so impressed!

  5. 5
    EcoGeoFemme

    I came here via VWXYNot. Your blog is amazing!This one is really funny. :)

  6. 6
    Impolite

    How about a knit cuttlefish?

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