parts

17 May

it’s strange what they do to you
after they diagnose you with cancer
the blade goes in and cuts bits here
pieces there chunks everywhere
you think what in fuck do they do
with your foul infected parts after they take them
pathology?
garbage?
stuff them in a jar of brine
to use as accoutrements in martinis later?
i want mine back
like they do at car shops after they fix the machine
they leave the faulty parts in a plastic bag on the floor
i want my parts back
no matter how much carcinoma has infected the cells and tissue
i want them they’re mine
i’ve left enough free skin in enough places
in forty-odd years
they owe me that
at least

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4 Responses to “parts”

  1. ~otto~ 17/05/2010 at 9:47 AM #

    Damn. Dude.

    This cut deep, like a doctor.

  2. (S)wine 18/05/2010 at 8:18 AM #

    they’re also good at cutting into your wallet or bank account.

  3. Mike Camel 18/05/2010 at 3:47 PM #

    Sculpting living flesh with scalpels
    With the authority to prescribe

  4. (S)wine 19/05/2010 at 11:04 AM #

    sounds like a good gig to me.

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