Valerie Witte

What means to gather, a skirt | overlaid | What we bury

in earth to control degradation | a pocket lined crisply with folds | then lacing

together, at intervals drawn | If she were

obstructed | tips molded, dermal | internal

irregularities in breasts | malformed flimsy, the skin

itself | Rigorously stroked (the practice of maternal) fondling | cocoons

cooked are a durable interface of resins | netted | She wanted

to preserve: pickling, what she buried | to allow

remodeling, capillaries | Until the time of spinning |