THE MOTHER OF ALL WOMBS
If a dead womb could talk would anybody listen?
In a recent breakthrough Dr. Matts Brannstrom has
transplanted wombs from dead women into the living
He has even used a live Grandmother as the donor womb
for her own daughter who just gave birth to a son
(University of Gothenburg Salgrenska Hospital Stockholm)
It’s one uterus bridging 3 generations! said Dr. B. The baby
was named Matts too Whether you consider this Frankenstein
or Divine matters little Similar operations are planned in Britain
France the U.S. Saudia Arabia +Turkey The man-made womb
The new wombs are good for 2 pregnancies only Experiments
with robotic surgeries are underway to shorten the 12 hr. operation
Will these wombs receive a burial? A 21 gun salute? or simply be
consigned to a drawer in the morgue marked: Mother’s Matter ?
The most critical questions though are not logistical but moral+
mystical Who would your son meet inside of your mother’s womb?
The ghost of your infant psyche in the throes of a primal scream? +
what implications will there be psycho-analytically years later when
said boy is trapped in the massive-mother of all complexes
(kill your father+marry your grandmother)
Did Dr.Matts give this any thought? Highly doubtful Removing a womb
is unlike any other operation you must steel yourself to the cries of those
almost-born the organic matter of whom clings tenaciously to the mother’s
entrails It really is more of a delicate grafting of one human being onto another
And as for little Matts he is destined to a life fetishizing conjoined twins
The most famous pair of conjoined twins was Chang & Eng (1811–1874),
brothers born in Siam. They travelled with P.T. Barnum’s circus for many
years + were labeled: the Siamese Twins. Chang & Eng were joined at the
torso by a band of flesh, cartilage, + their fused livers . In modern times they
could have been easily separated.
(In Utero Nirvana)