Poem to my testicle

(modeled after “Poem to my uterus” by Lucille Clifton)


you testicle
you have been dangling
in a sack
while I have drawn out of you
my many little homunculi
I’m going to disconnect you
germs that I do not need
’cause I used too many
just how many
old boy
without you
my precious nad
my testosterone spigot
my globus mass of manhood
where I can go
in boxers
where can you go

Nikunj Chokshi, Chicago, Class of 2002