Tryna Explain How Most of It Hurts
Anneysa Gaille

autism is an untranslated skive
making folks more uncomfortable
than neurodivergent which is vague
as blood that’s never touched
air at any time of day
especially not hellish acetate
afternoons at a certain point
when even headphones ain’t enough
squinting then wincing then maybe
crying again then again then maybe
dusk’ll return muffled edges
with a reminder to eat real gentle
Target hummus awfully decadent
Anneysa Gaille grew up along the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas. In 2018 her chapbook, No Such Thing As, was published by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago. She received her Poetry MFA from Brooklyn College in 2021. Now, Gaille teaches composition, creative writing, and English lit courses at Brooklyn College and Baruch College.


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