By Ariella Garfinkle, TIWP Student
“It’s only because I’m a girl.” — Eve Ensler
am I good enough?
am I making the right decision?
window shopping only keeps the picture pretty
from a distance.
“she’s so well-raised.”
“such a sweet girl.”
“you must be so proud.”
curtains protecting glass
what happens when the eyes are drawn away?
no one in the luminous shadows.
what would you do with no one watching?
who would you be?
a baby bird that hasn’t left the nest
only venturing out some,
always returning home
to the warmth of the always-known.