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Heishi

I can't stop looking
at the strand of turquoise & shell

the artist lets me hold the necklace
"it's called 'hee-shee,'" she says
the careful process she uses
to grind each bead down
to achieve that smooth
gradation in size,
that gentle thickening toward
the center
seamless as a snake