April 27, 2016: Charcoal Hearts

"Kitchen boys don't marry princesses."

I flunked Cooking class. 
I blew up my muffins
and charcoaled my snickerdoodles. 

Love is messy
and sometimes broken
where your love cuts
their hands on your blouse
making your apology
more nostalgic than empathetic. 

We sit on our porch
eating stale cake
we made together
because we both fail
at Home Ec. 


Written by Amanda B Hansen
2016 April 27

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.