I am more.
I am less than me.
Me plus metal
And minus bone.
Plus scar
And minus skin.
Plus numb flesh
And minus sensation.
I am the answer
To this arithmetic.
A killer of me.
Slayer of my own
Nerve endings.
A reinterpreted me.
Adapted with
Non-native parts.
And moving forward.


2 thoughts on “Re-Made

  1. Scar twins! I have many non-native parts, from face to elbow to kidney to knee and upper tibia. They become me and I, them. I’m glad your injury has produced good poetry, a positive outcome to a difficult experience.

    1. Thanks! I do see it as a positive experience, mostly. Moving forward as the difference between and the sum of my old self.

      That being said,it will probably be a long time before I get used to that scar being there.

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