Bits & Bones
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Bits & Bones

The Severing

Prose from SHS.

Photo by Wendy Scofield on Unsplash, edited by Slaidey Valheim.

On the eve of the surgery,
we clung to one another
scalpels clutched in fists behind each other’s backs.

Most of our connections had already been cut,
long-dried puddles of blood littered the floor
and our nerve endings sawdered clean
dangling behind us,
but there was one left,
we’d saved til the last moment.



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Slaidey Valheim

Slaidey Valheim

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