Willa Carroll

CHORIAMBUSH
 

Chorus in scrubs, come inform us—
 

Conduct diagnosis, 
         bring us noise of prognosis,
scanning a father’s lungs
         confettied with asbestos.
 

                        Come, gloved chorus, assist us—
 

Deploy poison medicine
        to ventriloquist cells
 signaling wild, droning refrains:
        mitosis, mitosis.
 

            Come to us, stricken chorus—
 

Open a secret room  
         inside the song, 
red velvet walls  
         plush & nerveless.



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