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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Magpie 103: The Surgeons Hands





The Surgeons Hands

reaching skyward the chiseled hands

cupped as a vessel

yet extended in exaltation

extended  fingers—   precision tools

against the distress of body

against the anguish of passing



fingers that move the veins of life about

that spread open incisions— explore - extract

supplicate the God of mercy

for the generosity of more time

more life



a precious organ

the hand offers

dear God

make this body whole

again



Michael A. Wells


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