„Dust fanned in scraped puffs from the earth
Between his arms, and blood turned his face inside out,
To demonstrate its suppleness
Of veins, as he perfected his role.“

—  James Dickey, The Whole Motion; Collected Poems, 1945-1992 (1992), The Performance (l. 13–16).
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