First aid

Dress the wound in oil. Wrap it in leafy greens. Clean it with vinegar and water and coarse Kosher salt. Press cold bandages of meat against the swelling until it settles. Rest your aching head against the cool refrigerator’s body; the pain will drift away like steam. Coat your skin in oats and whipped free-range eggs until your skin sloughs off and grows anew. Expect pain, growth. Expect nothing at all.

Joelle A. Chassé
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