like a precious necklace
that has come unstrung
glittering bits and beads of me
that curved together so perfectly
roll across the ground

some will never be found

they say it’s bone density
but I know this is
the real reason why
I am shorter now

Mirana Comstock is an award-winning writer, photographer and musician. She has won multiple Best of Fest screenwriting awards from international film festivals. Her photographs are in the collections of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the NY Historical Society and she exhibits frequently in NY and the Boston area. She has also created national ad campaigns for such clients as Timberland, Seagram’s and JBL. A Juilliard-trained musician, she is currently mixing new music as singer/songwriter/ keyboardist for alt dance duo Theory of Tides. Her work as a lyricist and a photographer’s eye for detail are both strong influences on her poetic voice.