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Systematic fingers
Hundawg

I feel home,
 1
fingers in a knotted mess.
 2
In front of my arm is me,
 3
one diagonal across my chest.
 4
 
 
Smiles switch to frowns
 5
But it's all contorted.
 6
Systematic fingers,
 7
A few on each hand.
 8
 
 
What is it they touch?
 9
In an hour?
 10
In a year?
 11
In a lifetime?
 12
 
 
I feel home,
 13
My fingers are back
 14
They will poke, pinch, and scratch.
 15

Losing the feeling in my fingers when the tourniquet was on.

15 Mar 07


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