The Nose

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Mask carved by Ida Sutarja, Mas, Bali


The Nose

 

Carving the inside of a mask

Held on the floor between my feet.

Mallet hits chisel.

A curlicue of Hibiscus wood

Flies in a delicate arc 

And lands

Like a dragonfly 

On my splayed knee cap.

Making space for where my nose will go.

 

 

 

Bali, Spring, 2011

 

 

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