Writing | The Operation by Danielle Willis

a girl at work came in
one morning with gouges all
up and down her left arm
she said she thought there
was a worm living
under the skin and
wanted to see for herself
there were a bunch of us
hanging out on the stairs
putting on makeup and
drinking coffee and
nobody paid a
whole lot of attention to
the girl with the gouges
who pulled on a pair of
elbow length gloves and announced that she
had always wanted to be
a surgeon.