All
external
marks of abuse are present on this
defiant edifice -
all the physical features of

ac-
cident - lack
of cornice, dynamite grooves, burns, and
hatchet strokes, these things stand
out on it; the chasm-side is

dead. - Marianne Moore, “The Fish”

wounded by

wounded by

or


“the scar can, like words, conjure something that has been absent into the present.” Slattery, Dennis, The wounded body, Albany, State University of New York Press, 2000.