Self-Assembly

It is similar to when they grow
inside the body. The forming of a vein
with chemicals. A piece that is new.
I step into a bath of liquid nitrogen.

They sample my marrow, my fat and bone,
my skin, take from my body in a variety of places.
I prepare for the printed vein. I must feed the growing vein.
My body is more likely to accept complete pieces,

Living structures for a wound filled in.
They will rebuild the airway in the body, print me new skin.

Source texts:

Sir, Your Liver is Ready
The SC Project for Organ Biofabrication
Surgeons Transplant New Trachea into Child Using His Own Stem Cells to Rebuild Airway
Building Organs Block by Block

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About abi nighthill

Abi has a BA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago.
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