Saturday, September 10, 2016


"Nacre is secreted by the epithelial cells of the mantle tissue of various molluscs. The nacre is continuously deposited onto the inner surface of the shell, the iridescent nacreous layer, commonly known as mother of pearl. The layers of nacre smooth the shell surface and help defend the soft tissues against parasites and damaging debris by entombing them in successive layers of nacre, forming either a blister pearl attached to the interior of the shell, or a free pearl within the mantle tissues. The process is called encystation and it continues as long as the mollusc lives."
Stretched tarpaulin over trailer muddling behind slow white pickup / glinting in the sun that felt close, heaving today / an absentminded salivation--hallucinate it a flattened, hardened + once liquefied puddle of NACRE [Mother of Pearl].

Pang of single tug [a WRING] -- flashes ov injurious damage done breaking open a now immediate state of permanence: the recognition's blunt so much so hollows ya out -- it will stay unfixable -- nerves spilling out of a head during something or other surgical / one of the only paintings produced by VICTORINE MEURENT dropped in pink sea / locomotive energy obliterates, distributing softness of an organic body in an offensive asymmetry / century old micro lace ripped inside a mouth / rare diamond down untraversable well / multiple tendons snapped in a jungle so dense resembles oversized pixelations that won't quit their replications.

Intact hymen, resting gently inside of an adult woman / Somewhere / I would like to see.

The uneasy toothy smile you'd see if you happened to be situated at my front.

No trace of finery existing a mind like this but it is what I've gotten / not proud at all / but


I'll give it all.

"Nacre formation is not fully understood. The initial onset assembly, as observed in Pinna nobilis, is driven by the aggregation of nanoparticles (~50–80 nm) within an organic matrix that arrange in fibre-like polycrystalline configurations. The particle number increases successively and, when critical packing is reached, they merge into early-nacre platelets. Nacre growth is mediated by organics, controlling the onset, duration and form of crystal growth. Individual aragonite "bricks" are believed to quickly grow to the full height of the nacreous layer, and expand until they abut adjacent bricks. This produces the hexagonal close-packing characteristic of nacre."

1 comment:

Millineries said...

God. It is pathetic how long that took.