i have always straddled worlds
wandering both, belonging to neither

Indian on my mom’s side, Puerto Rican on my dad’s
grew up on the South Side of MV, but took classes with the rich kids
liked lads, liked ladies too
suffered devastating trauma, and yet i’m the luckiest person i know

seeing all while remaining unseen, a stray mutt nobody can claim, cursed and blessed to slip in and out of contexts, changing my mind as easily as you change your clothes

like Alice in Wonderland,
but make it the Grey Area