Human Parts
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Human Parts

Lived Through This

Love and War

I owe my new life to my Marine husband’s hideous death

Cleve’s prosthetic leg stood in the corner of my living room, its plastic foot still wearing his khaki Converse shoe. It was the third anniversary of his death, and I stared at the socket that once held his nub, remembering its shape. After the amputation, it was rounded, a pink scar cut clean…

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