//having it in the family
Having it in the family,
makes the techmicians take
you seriously. You’re next,
pursed lips seem to say.
Getting you ready, one tech once
asked, “Do you have this problem too?
As ahe stuffs your breasts
between cold metal clamps,
painful as a waffle iron,
extra flesh squeezed over the side,
fear of a power blackout,
or an earthquake grips you too.
Can they see it at a glance?
Do they know you have it too?
And your niece - young as her mother
was now -- only 32.
The doctor told her not to worry.