• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 02

Dupuytren’s Contracture

I wish for better memory
of personal details. Despite

an agenda, I miss important
things like doctor appointments.

Rescheduling places me a month
into the future, while ring

and pinkie fingers on right hand
refuse to straighten, curl claw-like

toward palm's lumpy landscape.
Strange bumps commandeer tendons

unable to fully retract.
Dupuytren lifted his leg

on this debilitating vector, while
solving more important puzzles

trepanning 19th Century brains.
Simple answer: surgery

to prevent me
losing my grip.