How Did You Lose Your Arm?

in the room there is a man and inside
this man is a pot of anger and inside
Pot of Anger is his sister’s boyfriend
beating her
and her child.

Within her is sadness
for the left arm she lost
when the elevator came down
to catch her but clenched it
instead. Now she raises
remainder   [of that elevator]
and her good arm

against his hot hands
but nothing happens—her limb/s
betray

 

 

 

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