Hsing-Yu (Cinthy) Chen


I am worth-
less than a penny

I use the edge
of the knife to feel
that painless feel

I shatter the mirror
so I don’t exist


the shattered mirror
reflects light
on me

I breathe
new breaths
to live painlessly

Hsing-Yu (Cinthy) Chen is a first year undergraduate student at Boston University’s College of Communication. She currently lives in Boston, but was born in Taiwan and raised in China.