ただ空気が得体の知れぬ巨大な獸の吐息のようにねっとりと重たかった。| Only the air was heavy and moist, like the breath of an enormous, mysterious beast.
Her grandma had once asked her how you could tell the difference between something that had disappeared and something that had escaped
‘We melted in amnesia, bubbled up / from the ocean, rinsed clean / of appetite, all healed, / all negated, a sequence of two spines / imitating an arrow. A jaguar loved us. / He licked where our hips had been, / and we cucooked in reply.’