How to Make a Palimpsest
by Katherine Durham Oldmixon

before it was a metaphor First scrape fat from skin, turn to sun what never felt light, in vitriol bathe open wounds, sear to yellow the inner vellum until flesh and hair no longer seem animal matter. Some fold quarto, others folio; make flocks of pages to lay in wait. Sharpen a feather, dip the … Continue reading How to Make a Palimpsest
by Katherine Durham Oldmixon