Illustration by Julia Gapeenko

<a href="">Gland Vectors by Vecteezy</a>



My prostrate


has been great


I owe it much pleasure


Would that it live forever.



Alas, this gland of mine


now finds itself in decline


So says a man


who does not want to be less than.



The diagnosis of a tumour


has cut into my humour


While I know I am not alone


I feel nervous about a future unknown.



I say to my prostrate


this situation does not make me irate


Even less do I feel hate


at  this turn of fate.



That said, I would prefer


that this gland so dear


would be less on my mind


and more at the service of womankind.

(January 2022)

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