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by on April 5, 2016

On the really cold days, I can’t feel my feet.

I can’t feel them on the warm days either,

Not the feet, not the eyes, not the elbows.

They’re for the monster, he says.

A new creation, he says.

And I lost the brain. Of course.


I am an Igor, and this is my job.


I got the right brain, no question.

Not an abnormal one, no sir – I’m not a moron.

Igor U, summa cum laude, class of ’92.

My diploma hangs on the castle dungeon wall.

Anyway, it’s a brilliant scientist’s brain.

Dude discovered some element or something.

But somewhere between the mob attack and the thunderstorm,

I lost the brain, and the doc will kill me.


I am an Igor, and this is my job.


What do I do?

Steal another scientist’s brain? No.

Takes hella time to swipe a brain.

Maybe I should just ask the doc.Β  Nice guy, the doc is.

It’s not like he would swipe my summa cum laude brain instead, right?



I am an Igor, and this is my job.


The poetry slam at Yeah Write for this month is the bop, aΒ  form I had not heard of before. I don’t imagine there are many bops about the travails of a mad scientist’s assistant. But I couldn’t resist trying one.



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  1. And I’m sooo glad you did! That was such a great and hilarious bop! πŸ˜„

    • Thanks! I admit, I got a bit of inspiration from Mel Brooks “Young Frankenstein”, with a small contribution from Taylor Swift, from whom I heard the phrase ‘hella good hair” and realized that that you can use “hella” as a modifying adjective. πŸ™‚

  2. haha! This was such a fun read. I have no idea what a “bop” is, but I loved this.

    • I didn’t know what a bop was either until I read it for this month’s poetry slam. Modern poetry: who knew, right?

  3. I love the way you take a form and embrace it as your own, maintaining your unique voice.

    • Thanks! I am glad my voice came out in this; it’s a new form for me, and I gather normally it’s about more serious subjects. I may do serious subjects someday, but Igorbops are more fun. πŸ™‚

  4. Who knew Igor had poetic sensibilities? Well..actually, you did.

  5. rubybastille permalink

    Fun! The first few lines had me thinking this would be all deep and stuff, but I like the comedic angle better!

  6. The voice here is so playful! And Frankenstein is one of my favorite books, so I extra enjoyed this. πŸ™‚

    • I haven’t read the book in a while, but I’ve got an audiobook version of it narrated by Dan Stevens in my Audible library. πŸ™‚

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