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31Jan

Poem of the week: #family by Romalyn Ante

Using the medical shorthand for fracture, the poet considers other, less tangible breaks in her life

#family

This whole time I’d been reading it wrong,
seeing only broken things.
In Orthopaedics, # is read as ‘fracture’ –
#NoF is ‘fractured neck of femur’,
#collarbone is ‘fractured collarbone’.

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