box of jars

mira martin-parker
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An angled face, with brows like carved stone. A head moving in jerks. A mouth covered with a hand. Laughter. A back held straight. Arms delicately flowing. Dior sunglasses perched atop a head, that juts forward and back, forward and back. A mouth open, laughing. A burgundy suede loafer dangling. A collar on a pea coat turned up. A black and white sailor shirt. A wrist sliding under a chin. A head tilting to the side, then laughing again. A napkin on a lap. A silver egg, flipped open, then closed, then back into a pocket. An ancient Balinese smile. A treasure captured in wartime.