- Vol. 05
- Chapter 10
My Friction Ridges
Seventeenth week of mam's pregnancy my fetus friction ridges fully form arch, loop and whorl,
My basal layer buckles and folds in several directions, forces complex shapes. Not barkskin growth rings light and dark, a seasonal response.
Rather as if someone thumbs out my face or mine theirs, erase facial recognition on a photo, stain the image with sand dune ripples, tropical fish stripes, convecting fluid patterns,
von Karman vortices, air or liquid currents move in opposite directions, curl clouds.
Insects speed and manoeuvre borrow energy from their wing made von Karman vortices,
this blotted face buckles and folds with age.