no connection is ever lost. presences are impermeable like so manybranding marks, it's a wonder we're not all screaming from the pain and persistence of it. i revel every day in my many imprints, every inch of

me touched. we're all maps to the lot of them-- the extremely loud and

the invisible. i can only spread my arms and bare my skin to the inevitable,

unthinkable crowds washing over, pokers and brands in hand.