Women’s problems

my friend rose said
she had to get her tubes litigated
women’s problems
and i imagined she must have had
years of conflict
with her fallopian tubes
i wondered which one was suing
left or right
or was it both against her
in some kind of class action
perhaps she was suing them
for failing to deliver
monthly eggs
at the right time and temperature
did she have to go to the family court
and would there be
mitigating circumstances
and did her uterus
have anything to say about it all
and who gets custody of all those little eggs

women’s problems eh
i thought that meant
husbands and kids
in-laws and not enough time
and too much work
and not enough money
and boredom
and doing too much
too little too often
i didn’t think
my body would turn against me too.