Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Tomorrow, experts remove 
Extra cells from my left breast.
Bodies regularly generate 
Extra cells, usually sloughed.

Trying to love and cherish
Extra cells, as well as to
Wish them gone for good.
Extra cells, superfluous at best.

They come in many functions,
Extra cells, such as fetuses
And cosmetic enhancements.
Extra cells adding to life.

Sometimes excess of too many
Extra cells are detrimental
Or even deadly if not stopped.
Extra cells: go away now, forever.

Temporal/temporary bodies are
Extra cells in the big scheme.
Task: balance and care for all
Extra cells until no longer needed.

Ann Beth Blake
(c) September 11, 2013

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