Elaine Carstadt

Elaine Carstadt burns her hand on the stove
Curses herself
Searches for ointment 
Wraps gauze into a mitt
Ghost puppet
She drives with one hand
Can't apply makeup
Questioned at work
Makes up stories
Fell out of an airplane
Fought off mugger
Touched poison ivy
She pecks at a keyboard
Hunts for words
Finds she is less of a person
That her life is changed
She can't recall where she left the rest of her body 
The good half
The worthless half
Random half
She shuffles through her apartment
Trying to assemble her life
As if it were worth it

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