• Image of Who I Am Won't Make You Fall in Love by Amber Short

This chapbook is the slow descent into womanhood, explained again and again. No one but women understand, and even then, only some women. To be alone is like pulling the teeth out of the mouths of everyone you love. You want them to understand, even if it hurts. There is a lot of blood. As a woman, you are used to it.

Yet you are so pure, you must be asking to be tarnished.