The Shattered Glass by Lynn White

The glass has been shattered.
Safely shattered,
with no sharp shards.
With no damage to anyone,
But Alice is missing.
Only her absence is revealed
in the shattered glass.
Perhaps she is broken,
like the glass,
but not safely.
If only the shattered glass
could reveal her
If only
the cracks would heal.

© 2018 Lynn White


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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem ‘A Rose For Gaza’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition 2014. This and many other poems have been published in Vagabond Press, Apogee, Firewords, Indie Soleil, Light and Snapdragon. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2018. Find Lynn at: and


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