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

About abi nighthill

Abi has a BA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago.
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