BLOODY HYSTERECTOMY


good-bye.
good riddance.
and don't talk to me about
loss of menstrual powers
that linked me to the moon--
if i want, i can capture
the handsome young man
or woman
under lunar light.

you may have noticed
i have not
spewed on
hissed at
nor choked

anyone

since the doctor threw the whole wad
over her shoulder.

the laugh wrinkles around my eyes
are etching deeper and deeper.


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