November poem

I almost forgot!  November is nearly over, and I haven’t published a poem yet.  Not that you all were like, “Come on, Daryl, we’re waiting for that poem!”  But, still.  I have a self-imposed challenge to live up to.  So you get two posts in one day.  Enjoy.

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The needle goes in.
A pinch.  A sting.
The plunger pushes
medicine into muscle.

The needle goes in.
Relax your fist.
Blood is pumped
into vial after vial.

The needle goes in.
A pipette micrometers wide
pierces the cell membrane,
injecting a single sperm.

The needle comes out.
A drop.  A trickle.  A bruise.

The needle comes out
and leaves what could be life.

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