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Ms. Mondragon has a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree in the subjects of English and Biology, and currently works as a software engineer. You can also visit her personal site at www.bdragon.com if you'd like.

Here is the text of one of my own "neurotic" poems, Ophelia. This poem is based upon the character of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet and was inspired by the Sir John Everett Millais painting shown below.

My Ophelia lies in wat'ry grave,
Eyes gazing up at a sky where
Astronauts fly, away from earth-
bound regard
                        the hands held by countless
Lovers drift above her streaming hair,
Twined in a lattice of soft locks.
Duckweed-filled mouth agape in awe
Expressing ultimate victory.

The poem "Ophelia" is © Brenda C. Mondragon, All Rights Reserved