Opening the Blockages

Open heart

surgery, the blade

inserted with precision,

no anesthesia, but numbed,



of contamination,

complications from

old scarring, previous insults

to this aging

body. Trying to keep

it clean, antiseptic.

Wait — Maybe

This is not a gurney,

not a scalpel,

just a few small

needles, carefully placed,

piercing thin skin.

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