We hammer soft grass on a giant anvil. We made up the hammer and the anvil. We chose harmonizing colors so they turned out green and off-white. I wanted red but I compromised.

The grass isn’t hurt. The grass is as sturdy as the St. Augustine grass that grows on campus and rests on soggy turf sponge.  Hammered, it gives out sharp juices.

We peel the juice like skin. An onion-paper peel and the flesh looks sunburned, barely hurt at all. It will scab and the scab will fall and the discoloration last years. A cut, even a deep cut, heals and disappears faster. Funny how that works.

Rug burns.