Editor’s note: due to its special line-spacing, this poem has been published as an image. For optimal viewing, we recommend reading on a computer or tablet screen.

A graduate of Howard University, Carmin Wong is a Guyanese-born poet, playwright, and scholar of literature. She is currently an MFA Creative Writing Candidate at the University of New Orleans, an Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) fellow, and a recipient of the 2020 “pet project” grant from Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick Starr theater. Wong was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2020 Andrea Saunders Gereighty/Academy of American Poets Poetry Award and was a 2019 Furious Flower Summer Legacy fellow as well as Associate Poetry Editor for issue 73 of Bayou Magazine. Her poems were published or are forthcoming by Antenna Press, Xavier Review, and Ellipsis Journal. She can be found online at theCarminWong.com, or by searching Carmin Wong on Youtube, and via her literary Instagram page: @WhatYouReadingTheSeries

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