heal you without cutting you.

a poem.

she was swollen
on one side only. her skin
cracking
they couldn’t drain it
so they pumped her with liquid so she
would swell evenly
her skin wouldn’t bleed
she was like
a plump grape in
the hospital bed.
they can
heal you without cutting you
all that swelling went down
she didn’t drink enough water
so they fed it directly
into her line.

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