PEARL DIVER, MD
She is examining his body in the most delicate way,
sliding her fingers down his neck,
measuring each rolling vertebra.
She is a swimmer, diving for pearls,
traversing the inlets of his backbone
until she finds her point of entry.
Determined and unwavering,
she asserts her position along his form
and drills into the coral of his spine.
The surgeon does not come up for air until she is done