Poetry

The Tattoo Girl

As I sit elevated On a terrace Sipping dark kopi Bali, I watch the girl from the tattoo shop Perform an abstract painting As she tosses holy water Onto the ochre wall outside her shop. I watch the bleeding creation (Made by her fleeting gesture) Transform black and white statement Into yielding nuances of soft dreams and ambiguities. It makes me question such firm lines. Ubud, JL Raya at Ketut’s, 28/05/2010 Note: kopi is coffee Subscribe to Quadrant magazine here…

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