Love Letter Day X
What must it feel like to be amputated. There are two types of amputation I know of. Self-inflicted and medically-induced. We’ve all seen those yakuza movies (pinkies). The James Franco movie where he drinks his own pee in the Grand Canyon (arm). A number of sci-fi, horror and suspense films where someone’s trapped, demonstrates a level of cleverness by rendering the self selfless (limbs, vital organs, eyes).
There’s a whole quarter of the Mütter dedicated to amputations. The same place where we can see conjoined or doubled skeletal systems. Siamese connections. These are medically induced.
And if I asked you to amputate me? The irony of your equipment to perform excision, of the highest power matched in absolute value by my breaking heart in a system you refuse to acknowledge. Did you hear the one about a vortex replacing the cardiovascular system? Thought you might have liked that. Unresponsive. So what must it feel like to be amputated?
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