[just like a scar]
// Laura Carter
Just like a scar
—a mark so fine (not a path)
worn a little, at center of edge
you are a question, in blood
as a book begins with a series of
overhearings (jump in! jump in!)
& who is the kindest one?
Each of you stands just a second (for) (a) (death):
you are shot through with holes and God is poured into them
knowledge bring when questions have been asked?
Some girl turns away; her turning hurts a-
nother; could she help it?
And then possible escapes