by Christos Polydorou

Since wounds never fully heal you either hide them or illustrate them as bull’s eye for future arrows. The latter approach, although primarily excruciating, is paradoxically the most cathartic of the two erstwhile mentioned approaches.

PS And yes, professor, I will use the word ‘erstwhile’ even though you scolded me at 23 for using ‘erstwhile.’ Excuse me for knowing at 23 the meaning of the word ‘erstwhile.’