Stephanie Muscat, a premed from Stanford University, and Monroe Richman, a long- retired family physician living and jousting on Kauai, Hawaii have sent us poems. This alpha and omega pairing make a fine addition to Cell 2 Soul.
Stephanie Rose Muscat, a Stanford undergraduate, is cheerfully delaying the onset of real life by studying Human Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience. She dabbles in studio art, and seeks out sculpture gardens around campus as venues for literary pursuits. She wants to be an artist / neuroscientist / adventurer when she grows up. You may contact her at: SRM Email.
Doctor I’m hopeless and you are the cause:
Stitch me some sutures and wrap me in gauze
Stethoscope magic! Prescribe me Illusion
wave files and forceps across the contusion.
implant incantations around where it’s sore...
For the complete The Illusionist and Table Legs) see Download The-illusionist-muscat-1
The Sound of a Smile by Monroe Richman
The shadows of the day
Vanish like the mist
With sun or the lightest breeze.
But pause and think how a sound lightens the day
Children's laughter, unrestrained, with a potency beyond belief
A refrain that brings a smile
that can not be contained
Listen then to the sound
or imagine it if you will
A sound unheard yet you hear it still,
Author Bio: Monroe Richman is a retired family doctor living at Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii. He may be reached at: Email Monroe.