To Shards of Glass
I was told that we are made of glass
Our souls are too thin
But I didn’t believe it
Till the shards were in my skin
They made the announcement on a Friday
Through the school’s glaring halls
That a girl we once knew
Would never be back at all
Her chair would be empty
Her locker cleaned out
You could hear the questions in our heads-
What was it about?
What demons were she fighting-
Could I have figured it out?
I wish I had noticed it earlier
Or had decided to ask—
Because her soul was shattering,
Into shards of glass.
And those shards found us,
They pierced into our souls
And for that I say goodbye to the world
My glass soul is unheard