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Charles Bardes

BPR 45 | 2018

While drunk, she ate a sizzling french fry that burned her
mouth and left an ulcerated ring on the hard palate, ren-
dering her speech painful and garbled many months and
more, turning her sustenance to oatmeal, pabulum and pap.
Spirits refired the canker which oozed a milky serous fluid,
sometimes tinged with blood or pus, metabolic debris and
dead cells, swallowed or spat or dribbled or dripped between
stained yellowed jewels her gat-toothed lancinating smile.