Constellation of the Ovarian Cysts
A body of sixteen years,
A dream of children
Running through the house.
An abundance of acne.
An inferno of stomach cramps
When the menstrual periods came back.
The transducer waltzes across the gel,
Creating a painting of unusual static.
“10 in your left ovary, 12 in your right.”
The diameter of the cysts
Become poking and prodding of needles
And solutions of little pink pills.
A dream for children
Will come from another body.
By Sophie Tianfang Li
Sophie Tianfang Li was born in Hong Kong and raised in Beijing, China. She is currently a senior at Lafayette college. She loves poetry, music and tattoos.