At the Womb Registry

In line at the womb registry
People just talking
Some are here to reregister
Because of a data loss
So they’re complaining
Otherwise it’s not so bad
Line won’t take more than ten minutes
And you’re out in fifteen or less
Iris scans
DNA sample
Menstrual monitoring implant
Ankle bracelet
(Very light and comfortable they say)
Choose your style
Dog collar punk
Silicon pastel colors
“Gold” or “silver” with “precious gems”
After I’m done I have to shop
Get dinner on the table
Make it simple tonight
Came out okay last night
Which he noticed
For once
But last week when I was late
And burnt the stuffed peppers
Holy shit was he pissed
But it’ll be alright tonight I guess
What the fuck

Roger Stoll lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has published articles, book reviews and political poetry in Black Agenda Report, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Internationalist 360, Jewschool, Marxism-Leninism Today, MintPress News, MRonline, New Verse News, Orinoco Tribune, Popular Resistance, Resumen Latinoamericano, San Francisco Examiner, and ZNet. Read other articles by Roger.