John the Baptist’s Brain Scan

Clinical History:
Fetal synaesthesia and involuntary ecstasy; sudden adult-onset soteriological hydrophilia.

Findings:
There is pervasive
rubicund pigmentation
of the frontal lobe and
luxury perfusion
of the mid-cortical gyri
suggesting locust-
ingestion ketogenesis.
Patient’s sulci
are focally engorged
with desert flower honey.
Hypertrophic changes
to the circle of Willis
reveal vaticination.

Impression:
MRI findings suggest Nazarite syndrome. Further testing with sandal thongs is indicated to assess digital non-compliance. The patient should be monitored closely by his mental provider for latent ovine fixation.


Richard Manly Heiman lives in the pines of the Sierra Nevada. He works as an English teacher and writes when the kids are at recess. Richard has been published by Rattle, Into the Void, Spiritus (Johns Hopkins U.), and elsewhere. He is a two time Pushcart nominee and his URL is poetrick.com.


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