June 19th, 2018

polychrome

Poem: "Flowing into the Future"

This poem is spillover from the May 15, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] readera , [personal profile] chanter_greenie , [personal profile] librarygeek , [personal profile] bairnsidhe , and [personal profile] sporky_rat. It also fills the "doctor" square in my 5-1-18 Roles card for the Pro Wrestling Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] stardreamer. It belongs to the Aquariana thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem is all about menstruation, feminine products, and other touchy topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features Aunt Flo who specializes in women's health, Aunt Flo's Flushies which handle feminine hygiene in a whole new way, reference to sexism in science, messy medical discussions, reference to endometriosis with near-fatal complications, planned off-label use of a product in wide use but that hasn't been tested by any government agency yet, safety issues in mad science, delicate religious discussions, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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