surprised how calm
instruments, the array of scalpels
he sees with secret relief, is a man's
that Apollo, that old sun god, did
the first healer, after opening
knows Macbeth was overthrown
"Untimely ripp'd," he recalls,
would they?—unless emergency
choosing, and not the case. No time
in place. Nor for elegy, or paean,
The drape comes on; he feels wrong
among the group quiver or flinch
surprised how shiny guts are.
Note: About 30% of all births in America are by caesarian section, up from less than 5% in 1970. This is perverse.