Oscar Mireles

Strung Up By A String - Poem by Oscar Mireles

the only time a man
held my private package
I was resting back
on the examination table
at the Family Health Plan southside clinic

they had already given me a sedative
and asked if I would bring someone to drive me home
and although I felt as if I was drunk
I was getting ready for my first vasectomy

and the main thing I remember
is that the doctor pulled out a 12 inch piece of string
and tied up my two testicles
as if they were a steer roped
and tied up with its' legs in the air

and for the life of me
I don't know why he used the string
or isn't there a vasectomy clamp
or was the string a symbol
of me hanging up
my parenting

Comments about Strung Up By A String by Oscar Mireles

  • (1/2/2006 8:57:00 AM)

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  • (1/2/2006 6:45:00 AM)

    Ouch! You brave man. Great poem, I can't help but smile at, for some strange reason. 10 from trying to be sympathetic! Tai (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 8, 2006

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