a restoration of bile
children were recruited for the other
we served the historical blood
unexplained signs were recorded
deviations performed for survival
our episodes offer protection in more recent years
nevertheless, the effect is still controversial
it traverses the entire population
by multifarious mechanisms
blood is the conduit
the fluid of the future
Source: Bu, Ling-Nan, et al. “Prophylactic Oral Antibiotics in Prevention of Recurrent Cholangitis After the Kasai Portoenterostomy.” Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol. 38, no. 4, 2003, pp. 590-3.
Method: This is an erasure. Words are included from each paragraph of the article and presented in the order in which they appeared.
Natalia Malesa is a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. She has degrees in both English and Information Science and previously worked as a youth librarian. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Enigmatist, Haiku Journal, and Window Cat Press. Her writing often melds her humanities and science backgrounds.