Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by.
Old Witch Hands I can't stop thinking about the way that old witch hands look in fairy tales fingers wrinkled (not just skin) gnarled, warted my acupuncturist says that the cysts I have on my pinky fingers are on my heart meridian because my heart is broken (not just bent) gnarled, warted - I guess so I tell her that I can't stop thinking about old witch hands in fairy tales now "You mean they are just broken-hearted?" I sob at this thought I empathize even more than normal with the witches - with the witches (because that's what I need now - more empathy for witches) sarcasm intended "There are lots of reasons not just heartbreak, Ona," my acupuncturist tells me I tell her that it's not fair it's not fair 2020-2021 is hard enough without my fingers erupting with heartbreak she tells me to thank my body "Would you rather have a heart attack or a cyst on your finger, Ona?" she asks me. she's right, but I can't stop thinking about the witches in fairy tales.