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Private collection of John Wood
On the galaxy of her headless back
the pustules glow like stars burning out.
Death's dark, consuming night surrounds her quick
but failing light. The curcuit's come about.
John Wood Endurance and Suffering: Narratives of Disease in the 19th Century (Edition Galerie Vevais, 2009) [Note: First edition is dated March 2007 but was published in October 2008.]