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The Songwriter’s Fingers by

I remember when the songwriter came into that little hospital, three fingers short on one hand and three extra in the palm of the other, not a tear in his eyes.
 
“In Japan, they can put ‘em back on, good as new, I hear,” he said hopefully.
 
“This is Waco,” the doctor replied. “I can sew you up, but I can’t fix you up.”