by Paul Van Peenen
Didn't like the way things were going
So, for a change, I studied hard,
Applied to medical school,
Was accepted, learned a few tricks
And then, when I felt ready,
I let that wormhole suck me back
Sixty years, back to the Michigan
Farmhouse where my grandfather
Grew into a young man.
No, I did not murder him.
I simply sedated him, brought out
My surgical tools and performed
A quick vasectomy so that abracadabra,
None of this ever happened.
© 2022 Paul Van Peenen
Paul Van Peenen lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has had work published in Seattle Review and Poetry Super Highway among other venues.
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