The Lydia Davis Project: The Bone

by Nathan J

(based on Lydia Davis’ short story ‘The Bone’)

Fillets of fish, labelled:
Boneless. Lies
they tell us
So we choke.

Can feel the prickly,
Pinching in
My throat. I want to
Claw it out – so horrible!

Gagging as the
Doctor pulls
Out the fishbone with
Careful precision.