Metal blades scratch along wood blackened by lacquer. Scissor points pricking layers of black and brown, coated with chalk dust long since fallen from a blackboard mottled with faded text. White specks like stars in a black void with wooden ground below. The blades pick out letters in the smooth tortoise shell. Phrases (largely illegible) dance and skip in yellow scratches. Sun glinting off a pair of silver moons, both stretched and sitting on ebony handles. Curled like sleeping cats, they engulf schoolboy didgets. Tattooing brittle skin with profanity. It just goes on and on.