pre-dawn, pre-op arrival
nil per os since midnight
street clothes-deprived
prep commences
two ectomies
bilaterial salpingo oopherectomy
& total hysterectomy
performance to come
by artist daVinci
mechanical manipulator
tiniest of instruments and camera
guided by gynecological oncologist
urine cup thrust into my hand  

we need a sample
not sure I have anything left to give
what do you need it for?
pregnancy test
need to make sure you aren’t pregnant
you have got to be kidding
doctor won’t proceed without it
would have to be an immaculate conception  

curtain-walled first surgeries
break gray-shadowed silence
titters crescendoing to guffaws
we breathe  

(…………………….Line drawn at humorectomies)