This Space Intentionally Left Blank – A Poem by Rowe Williams

“The sella turcica (Latin for Turkish seat) is a saddle-shaped depression in the body of the sphenoid bone of the human skull and of the skulls of other hominids including chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas. It serves as a cephalometric landmark. The pituitary gland or hypophysis is located within the most inferior aspect of the sella turcica, the hypophyseal fossa.” From Sella turcica on Wikipedia.

I had my brain scanned once by MRI.
They did it because something seemed awry.
Apparently they found it was exceedingly
normal. I was a bit disappointed.
My mom always said I was special, appointed
by God for special things. Accordingly,

when the doctor said "except for" I started
to hope. To think it was true. He imparted,
"Your sella turcica is empty. Doesn't really
mean anything, though." A simple curiosity.
But maybe it is true. So I hurtle through life, gaining velocity.
Frantically searching for special, throwing things aside willy-nilly.

Meanwhile ancient Romans wonder
where the Turk in my head is sitting.

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