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Nafanua becomes a surgeon for a day

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How quickly and cleanly she slits the body open
and how unpuckered she sews it back together again
that body is a hen's and in between the rending and the mending
two half onions are inserted left and right sides of her chest
there are in fact two surgeons – Nafanua and another
one for each side of the chest
Nafanua is very skilful – quick, neat and economical
and the other far more slapdash
the scar on one side will show far more and be quite different in shape and texture
than the scar on the other side.
That chicken will have to watch what she wears.


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