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Because she loves him
she forgives him for loving her too much.
Oh, she’s delicate
as an egg
hollowed by another’s breath;
speech slightly strained
as one strains slightly
to hear something whispered.
Words like confetti, sounds that blow away
whenever she turns away.

—Amy Rusk


7/8" x 1/2" x 3/8" Mabé Pearl, pearl, sterling and fine silver, 18k and 22k gold. This piece was designed after a poem by Amy Rusk and was a donation piece for Kore Press, a Tucson based women's press.