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Good evening, dVersifiers, and welcome to prosery. If you haven’t come across prosery before, let me explain:

a prosery piece is a flash fiction in 144 words, including the specified line from a poem. You can change the punctuation, but you must keep the words the same.

Tonight’s line is : “she’d had it sliced away leaving a scar”.

The line comes from a poem by Michael Donaghy, and I came across it in Ruth Padel’s book “52 ways of looking at a poem”. Donaghy was born in America in 1954, and moved to London in the 1980s, where he worked in traditional Irish music. He sadly died in 2004.

You can read the original poem here: [https://rihlajourney.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/liverpool-michael-donaghy/](https://rihlajourney.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/liverpool-michael-donaghy/)

For me, it’s one of those poems that expands as you read and re-read it, and there’s a real tenderness to it.

So, you know what to do:

–   Write a prose piece in 144 words, including the line “she’d had it sliced away leaving a scar”
–   Please put a link back to here in your post
–   Connect it up to Mr Linky
–   Read and comment on your fellow dVersifiers’ posts.