Finger Snap Series Presents: A Poem

Opaque Walls

Together we built glass walls all around us So tall and so fragile Any movement of even one hair Was sure to make them shatter Promises of comfort & security Tales of a genuine intention delivered Once I took a baby step, I saw a crack disperse before my eyes A signal flare warning without an explosion That a leap would sink our home below the earth’s crust, down to the inner core While glass walls are a thing of transparent beauty, Which in theory is what we seek, In reality, they generate blindness to the truth that to see and value one’s worth calls for Opaque walls to serve as protectors Of the deep, dark rooted seeds we don’t wish to grow -Opaque Walls

Heidi is a poet, writer and comedian residing in Raleigh, North Carolina. She loves to travel, indulge in numerous outdoor activities and explore the human mind through the lens of a cognitive and social psychology educational background. She can frequently be found sprinting to make it to places on time, dancing out of boredom, and drinking excessive amounts of Americanos.