Cut

Some days

I wish your memory

Wasn’t a ghost, but a real, physical thing

So a surgeon could take a knife

And cut it out

Forever.


Naomi Elster has a PhD in breast cancer. She has trained medical and science students in biology and scientific techniques at universities, taught creative writing at a psychiatric facility, and taught English as a foreign language. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and scripts, and has been widely published, including by
The Establishment, The Guardian and Crannog Magazine. Twitter @Naomi_Elster

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