Summer Haze on Canvas

I wrote my poem Summer Haze last spring as an ode to my childhood in Somerville, Massachusetts. Raised in the Mystic Housing Projects as a child, I spent summer days playing outside from morning till night. … Read More Summer Haze on Canvas

Glass Girl by Amber Jasinski

Girl of glass has a heart that beats so softly it doesn’t make a sound
She swells with each breath but becomes more fragile
She swallows her feelings and they slip into the hollow shell of her
Girl of glass stands still in a crowded room, too easy to break to risk moving
She stares with doll eyes watching as people look right through her
She feels full of emptiness and shatters
Girl of glass is swept under the rug
She has no worth if she can’t hold things
She is too many sharp pieces to risk stepping on … Read More Glass Girl by Amber Jasinski