Did not expect it from a total stranger in the
dermatologist waiting room
Having my nose spliced layer by layer
the cuts went deeper and deeper to carve out the Cancer.

Each splice searched under the scope
In between takes
I dutifully lingered in the appointed room
My nose dripping excessively.

Gingerly she approached.
“Honey it will be all right.
Look at my nose…
had it done 10 years ago.”

She thought I was crying noticing
all the tissues jammed up my nose
But No! My nose was just running.
Or was it?