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Steady Hand

Saint Paul, 13 July 2006

Players perform highly skilled procedures
that require a steady hand

When you trip the buzzer at my behest
please bequeth the ailments
of my vacant body cavities
to corrupt correspondence schools
for failed medical students

Hire a pan-handling tatoo artist
to mark my funny bone
and my plastic internal organs

I'm the cardboard patient Sam
suspended in the board game