Fallout from the War on Women
I was warm and toasty,
curled up, napping
in amniotic fluid,
without a worry
this metal thing
came into my room
and pulled me out.
The doctor stabbed me,
smashed my head,
cut off my arms and legs,
threw my pieces
in a bucket
with the others.
It's been a busy day
at the clinic.
At the closing hour,
a nurse dumped
in a freezer sack,
took it out in the alley
and threw it in a bin.
In the morning
a private truck
took the sack to
the garbage dump.
The driver tossed it
on the highest pile,
at least a thousand.
Sitting up here now
I can tell you
I don't need arms or legs.
I can hear
the angels singing.
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