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My Swollen Hand

Updated on January 20, 2012

I nurse a gnarled claw

Ice perspires in a yellow bowl

My writer’s palm smells of tiger’s balm

My awkward right shirks responsibility

Compensates for its mangled brethren

No time for broken hands, broken plans

Emergency room visits in the twilight

Pain radiates from the base of a ring

Finger to the place on my wrist

Where cuff links sit

My grip relinquishes

Acquiesces to pressure

Familiar and unknown

Designed in tandem

To pray, to eat

Build, destroy

Make love

Make war

Peace

PWIV

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      Rachael C. 5 years ago from That little rambunctious spot in the back of your mind :)

      This is beautiful--especially for being about a swollen hand! LOL. Good writers can write about anything, and you, my friend, are a good writer :) Voted up and beautiful.

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you toys-everywhere.. It really hurts!

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      Rachael C. 5 years ago from That little rambunctious spot in the back of your mind :)

      I imagine. Especially after typing up a Hub, eh? Hope it gets better soon.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Good writing. Sensitive. Expressive

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Is this real? Wow, you are like me, turning something so painful into something enjoyable to read.

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Absolutely Cardisa, life's too short to mope!

      Thank you for checking it out anndavis25!

      Yep,

      I can wiggle my fingers better today Rachael!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      you have that gift of words..:)

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks sir, sharing is caring!

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      That sounds like it was painful. Great piece; as well as the flow. Much Love and Respect.

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Absolutely wisdom25, It's back to 100%!!

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