The Small Sculpture Speaks

28 Mar

by Nancy Scott

I like to think

That my conception

Brought her pleasure—

I with this trinket-box body

And blond doll’s head.


My right hand

Is a measuring spoon;

My left

Dangling worry beads.


My right foot

Is a branch;

My left

A carving knife.


My public history lives

In the tiny book

Attached to my back.

My glass heart lives

Inside hinged, dollar-store wood.


I am so much more

Than my oddness

And my parts.


Nancy Scott’s over 650 essays and poems have appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and as audio commentaries. She has a new chapbook, The Almost Abecedarian (on Amazon), and won First Prize in the 2009 International Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. Recent work appears in Breath and Shadow, Braille Forum, Disabilities Studies Quarterly, Philadelphia Stories, and Wordgathering.


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