“You are only free when you realize you belong no place—­you belong every place—­no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.”-Maya Angelou


Dear sister:

When you feel the discomfort
of not fitting in somewhere,

It means you have a shape.


For some reason, I’ve been really into writing poems about relationships using science metaphors lately. This is made more interesting by the fact that I haven’t taken a science class since high school, and only vaguely remember many of the concepts we learned. Let’s hope my Google research of these concepts has not steered me wrong 😛


If I ever decide
to commit
to a long-term
romantic partnership,
I’d want our relationship
to be a mixture,
not a compound.
I’d want us to
join together
while still retaining
our individual