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Wild Turkeys

              by Annie Ozsarac

Sunday, May 19th 2013

Number of stitches: 63

Number of broken bones: 5

Number of trips to the emergency room: 17

Number of corrective bone surgeries: 3

Number of metal plates in arms: 4

Number of times heard wailing in pain: 15

Number of Darth Vader voices after being hit in the throat with a basketball: 1

Number of bloody lips: 5

Number of bloody knees: 4

Number of teeth lost naturally: 8

Number of teeth knocked loose from rough housing: 1

Number of times stress hormones prickled my body while remaining calm: countless

Monday, May 20th 2013

Number of stitches: 63

Number of broken bones: 5

Number of trips to the emergency room: 17

Number of corrective bone surgeries: 3

Number of metal plates in arms: 4

Number of times heard wailing in pain: 15

Number of Darth Vader voices after being hit in the throat with a basketball: 1

Number of bloody lips: 5

Number of bloody knees: 4

Number of teeth lost naturally: 8

Number of teeth knocked loose from rough housing: 3

Number of times stress hormones prickled my body while remaining calm: countless

Number of times I have said to myself, “boys man”: still counting

A pastiche of the poem “Living in Numbers” by Claire Lee

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