Platonic Penis Cleaning

When you’re crippled

or get crippled, your body suddenly

doesn’t belong to you

and in my case

my body was passed around to nursing homes, nurses, doctors, nurse aides, brothers and sisters, wives and mother-in-laws.

I became a man without a body — and by body,

I mean a machine society expects you to use to grow the economy. I was just something to maintain, keep living. I live entirely in my mind.

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