After the Operation

Colon or semi-colon?
After the operation
My wife said
It's funny
How life
Reflects art,
Like when they cut
Out your colon
And gave you
A semi-colon.
It's just like
That stupid
Poem you've
Been working on.

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Poem Study Notes:

This was originally going to be a poem about how partners are not always sympathetic towards each other in times of illness.

But you know what I'm like. As soon as I saw the opportunity for a play on colon/semi-colon I couldn't resist the cheap thrill ...

And so what could have been some mighty meditation on the nature of relationships/selfishness/'Every Man Dies Alone' kind of stuff turned into a chicken nugget sized morsel of childish humour.
Sorry about that!

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