VITERBO UNIVERSITY | SPRING 2014 | VOLUME 78

TOUCHSTONE

LITERATURE

CORROSION

Erik Mark Larson

Corrosion is natural
the result of an experience
with the world.

Corrosion results in reacting
with the environment.
The decaying process becomes
organically violent.

Destroying our structure
and our form
and essence.

Corrosion describes the destruction
of us,
from our outsides,
in.

As our environment dictates us
and destroys our being
It is this corrosion with
our surroundings
that gives life,
meaning.