ProActive


Surgical

intervention is
a young man's game. I

believed in the knife
and the
scraping spoon

(there, there, let

me
pat the back
of your

hand).

Now, now, now,

I press my fingers, so, into
the belly

of this child. (There.
There. Small, hard,
nodular,

tender. Let

me
know, someday, just how
it all turns
out).





JDP 99/12






Copyright John D Porter © 1999



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