Written for:  Poetics Aside #357, Write a bigger poem.

Top man in his field
wielded a mighty scalpel.
Ungraciously accepted
a new patient–big deal.
Big cheese had a wretched
personality, with a specialty
in oncology. Pursuant
to operation, radiation
was a requirement. After
moving to another state,
patient was seen in a new
hospital to start treatment.
New x-rays were needed.
Imagine  the shock, when patient
found out his doctor–still standing
out in his field–had not removed
enough surrounding tissue.
Second operation was performed–in
a smaller facility, lesser known

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Bigwig

  1. says:

    and thus the term <Practice"


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