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Contributions by Joy Icayan:

“The Prosthetic”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What inspired you to “dibs” this poem? Artist Elizabeth Terhune: Quite honestly, this poem initially felt like it was “too much” for me to handle emotionally—I held off. It brought to mind the many injured soldiers and civilians from the Iraq war and the countless other victims of other wars. I also have a friend, my piano teacher, who has had a prosthetic leg since he was nine due, I believe, to an accident …

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