callous callus

i have a scar
on my right thumb
not a big one
nor one
i even recall getting
maybe a quarter
of an inch long
two raised lines
with a small channel
from whatever it was
that cut my flesh
whenever it was
it occurred

not as flashy
as the cigarette burns
hidden under arm hair
or the deep one
on top of
my right wrist
no, this is a simple matter
of raised
nigh invisible scarring
that plays hell
with my typing
on the phone
as i write

a bermuda triangle
of nonreception
an unctuous mar
leaving dead spots
as i type out
the dead spots
in my mind
describe the dead spots
across my soul
creating unreactive
craters in the prose
from this callous callus
i can’t quite recall

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