Shawn L. Bird

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poem-sliced January 12, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:13 am
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I was broken.

You sliced me,

knife blade deep,

peeling back skin,

excavating muscle,

exposing bone.

Then you

wound in screws,

stitched me together,

wrapped me in glass

and left a slash of

pulsing agony

to remember you by.



(Dedicated to Dr. Parfitt my orthopædic surgeon. 🙂  Sounds so much better as a metaphor; unfortunately he did all this literally!) 😉


25 Responses to “poem-sliced”

  1. Zula Julia Says:

    This is so moving. I’ve re-read it a few times, and each time it gives me goosebumps. I can really feel this one! It’s hauntingly beautiful. I’ve always enjoyed reading your work and this is my favourite poem so far.

  2. Michael56j Says:

    I hope it feels better soon.

  3. timthepoet Says:

    It works great as a metaphor. While admitting that it’s literally true at the end, it reads like so many poems I read where the author has been dumped and feels bad about it.

  4. words4jp Says:

    gotta love the orthopods:)

  5. lexc13 Says:

    I like what you did there. Very nice.

  6. Heartafire Says:

    Moving and emotive writing, very fine!

  7. A fate worse than death?

  8. Fay R Kesby Says:

    I really enjoyed this, so much so I felt it could be longer, let us enjoy your writing a for that few extra seconds!

  9. mfitz Says:

    Intense! Nicely penned!

  10. macjam47 Says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  11. Reading your note at the end….I literally just ended up going,”What?????”
    Incredible poem <3.

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