Friday, January 13, 2017

I will not write a poem about this


I will not write a poem
about this, about watching
my kidneys on a screen
absorbing and expelling
white dye, which is
at least less fattening
than those vanilla milk shakes
they made me drink
for the first x-ray.
Medical technology
surrounds and hums 
around me 
as the technician
says brilliant engineers
designed this wonder
but didn't leave a place
to put your arms.
So she velcros me in 
and I watch the movie,
"The Illuminated Kidney."


Photograph by Виталий Смолыгин via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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