Removal man

Photo by Thijs van der Weide on
Removal man

Before anaesthetic,
to have a prosthetic,
usually meant leg made of wood.
You gritted your jawbones
and old doctor saw-bones
worked hard, and as fast as he could.

The surgeon’s scalpel

Photo by Lucas Pezeta on
The surgeon's scalpel

Centipede traps foot
Is by a surgeon treated
Sustained a nasty cut
Finishes defeated.
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