they spent years trapped in the rectangle of green grass
                                                                              minding their own business
               they reached for the powerlines as if they were wire cutters
                                                                              making twitching movements from the wind
               they wanted to stitch wounds, cables the thread to sew flesh
                                                                              using whatever materials were available.
their limbs hewn yesterday
amputation took half an hour
four people in a vehicle
one person rising to powerline level
saw at the ready.
               they have carved linden after linden
               they have re-created wishbones and catapults
               they have formed a U-shaped passage for the electricity
               they have split from nuclear reactions
               they have the tools they have everything
                                                                                         under control.