Thursday, March 18, 2010

Survivors?


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What are the fingertips’


connections to deeds?

I.E.D. blasted,

arms exploded,

radically slicing

amputating endings for

funerals unattended,

hamburgers on strings,

gauze sausages ballooning,

fingers shrinking,

flesh degloving,

scars webbing,

firmly re-grafting.

Once,

mind connected to pen.

Now,

it's, " Please,

pull up my pants,

socks,

shoelaces,

bottle caps,

and put my glass to my mouth."

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Illustration from Google images.

16 comments:

  1. WOW.. fingertips connections to deeds?
    I find new technologies rather frightening,
    especially from the way you see it.
    Excellent 55!

    Keep the FUNNIES in your weekends!
    hugs
    shakira
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  2. A terrible price to yet be paid for in full. Time to end this bullshit madness and let them sink into their own insanity.

    We have been diverted from remembering by this health care obfuscation.

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  3. this opens wounds.

    your words pierce. brilliant writing.

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  4. this one was a tad creepy for me...i am not sure why...

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  5. I've certainly never thought of my hands and fingertips to that extent. "Connections to deeds," what a great perspective.

    My 55 is Everything I Lack

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  6. Interesting 55!!

    Here's mine Take Pleasure - 101

    Have a super terrific weekend.

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  7. Thus the phrase "Wash your hands, I don't know where they have been."


    My 55: My Invisibility

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  8. Grizzly and frightening. And very well worded.

    Mine is here.

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  9. I can kind of see why you tried to nudge me away from your 55, but I had to come by to thank you for your kindness and caring. Great 55.

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  10. ...and ever so tender touch...

    much love
    gillena

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  11. This, so far, is my favorite this week. Absolutely wonderful, every line, but especially:
    "amputating endings for
    funerals unattended"

    And the ending....so sad. With our medical advances soldiers rarely die in the field, they just come home maimed in body and mind.

    Thank you for a great great flash 55.

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  12. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/55-how-do-you-relax-during-weekends/

    mine is here,
    new hand,
    thank you for the kindness in commenting!
    Happy Friday!

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  13. beautiful writing!
    cool 55!

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  14. This conjured up a lot of thoughts about the sacrifices soldiers pay for their job. Great piece.

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