Weekly Poem: The Girl in Her Head

April 18, 2014

Voices, Art / Culture, Poetry

This time she is in front of the mirror
plucking at the few white eyelashes growing
among the other dark ones, above one eye
only.  She wears a long grey robe, her hair
pulled off her face, she wonders if she never
moved from in front of this mirror would there
be a point when she stopped seeing this self
or another self.
How would she perceive change
How would there always be
this girl.


(Photo by Tom Page)

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Elizabeth Jacobson

Elizabeth Jacobson is the author of Her Knees Pulled In, a book of poems (Tres Chicas Books, 2012), which was a finalist for the New Mexico Book Awards. Elizabeth is the founding director of the WingSpan Poetry Project in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which brings weekly poetry classes to the women residents at the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. She has taught writing in New York City at CUNY, and in New Mexico at SFCC, Warehouse 21, and most recently as a teaching artist with ArtWorks. She is the recipient of the Jim Sagel prize for poetry from Puerto del Sol. Her education includes an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a BA in English from Rollins College. For more information please visit her website: ElizabethJacobson.net

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