I hear it coming,
The splitting of what was sewn
And lumped together for so long,
That they began to fuse.
With pus and skin cells clinging
When limb touched limb for too long
In the hospital bed not on the
Window side of the world,
The split was pain and tearing and blood
for the greater good of each leg,
Glaringly obvious and necessary,
Ignored and denied until inevitable.