Hold, Work of Art

By Samantha Polak


"I'm a foolish, fragile spine" © Kelsi Barr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/imkelsi/10353542124/in/set-72157635040983023)

“I’m a foolish, fragile spine” © Kelsi Barr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/imkelsi/10353542124/in/set-72157635040983023)

Your fingers have
traced my skin a thousand times
but as they
lace mine and
they send my



                                       where it can hide.


Work of Art

The fragments
of me
that you left
                               scattered on
my bedroom
are really a
mosaic masterpiece
for someone else’s gallery.

SamanthaPolakSamantha Polak is a 22-year old Communications Major with a concentration in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a lover of coffee, pizza, late nights, and indulging in reality TV. Aside from spending time binge watching Netflix, Samantha has served as an Editorial Intern for Retail TouchPoints and TWIST Magazine.

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