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from an 1858 Pioneer’s Cemetery in Yale, BC. An incomprehensible stone, worn by lichen, moss, slugs, time. Split into seams of the earth’s upheavals.

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from a trapper & gold panner who buys bones from the slaughterhouse, this ram’s skull, which was cleaned by maggots over the course of 3 weeks and then dried in the sun to white. A few frizzled hairs still cling; all the teeth remain. One horn shaft slips on & off. The sockets seem to breathe.

 

I find these relics beautiful.