Her scalp was no longer bare, but covered with tentacles, each as thick as her little finger. They writhed and looped about her face, and gave her otherwise pleasing appearance a terrible aspect.
"[O]ne of the reasons I'm interested in Central America is because Central America is the United States' Balkans. They stand in relation to us the way the Balkans did to the Russian empire."
The walls of the chamber dissolved about me. / The substance of the world began to sing, / a roar at first painful, at last sublime.