There lays the severed pale digit on ice
Atop the table, freshly draped in blue.
Here rests the clean hand with French nails so nice
The team calmly moves, there is much to do.
K-wires fix jagged bone ends together.
Tiny arteries stitched, loupes magnify
Hair-fine suture, careful not to gather.
Tourniquet loosened to a rose colored high
Signal transporting cables, yes, the nerves
Repaired; not yet emitting clear signals.
Ribbons, not blue or red, but white swerve
Into line, moving fingers into balls.
Wound edges, matching pinks, together mold
Into a ring which should have been of gold.