Photography © Jennifer Matthews


an unresolved mystique

Oh dear, in the era of exaggeration
why do you care losing identification
Why do you not host alike them at carouses
or simply the real you defines what a disavow is
Why don’t you crown slandering that immense
Or do you consider acting unethical truly an offense
Why dont you walk the trends being Janus-faced
Or did the bible taught being non-artless is disgraced


It’s jus, erm, just t-that
The orb won’t accept you either
Being rude and classy has has to be necessarily a feature
I dont espouse disavows
I try , hard and act all flinty
but it jus isnt my thing , filthing around chewing that minty
Neither i flick through bible nor madeline says merci
Developing a distance and petting tranquility wins over all controversy
whilst one seemed cool and other quite genuine
Couldnt really puzzle out
By the time i could do so, i arrived at the deadline


Trinjan Brar: “Poetry is my passion, my love. I’m just 15 and this is the first time I am submitting one of them. I was bullied as a child and nothing could help me heal from the harsh words than poetry. It made me realize that I am worthy and deserve to be loved. All the rhymes that I’ve penned down till now aim at self-love, So does ‘Complexes,’ that represents my solicitude, I carry for myself and my sanity and how being a tad out of the ordinary aren’t traits of a sociopath.”

Poet/Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.