Pandemonium

Don’t sign your name
between worlds,

surmount
the manifold of meanings,

trust the tearstain,
learn to live.

Paul Celan
Adam Ekberg
Emma McNally
by Rikard Lilja
I thought at the time that I couldn’t be horrified anymore, or wounded. I suppose that’s a common conceit, that you’ve already been so damaged that damage itself, in its totality, makes you safe.
Lionel Shriver