by ELLEN BASS
Leonard Cohen crooned,
"There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets through."
Everywhere there are
cracks, glimmers, hints
of my true and wonderful self.
They are not wounds or mutations.
But windows to the soul.
and added long legs, stuffed below the knee.
I created a stuffed heart with sheeting and a scrap of gold ribbon.
After stuffing the body with fibre-fill (dacron),
I cut a slit from front to back,
put a slither of gold curling ribbon behind
and stitched it together with gold thread and beads.