Letters to Stories: Behind “Perfect”

This poem has to be the most personal yet. However, the title drew from many inspirations. The first inspiration is from another of Gabbie Hanna's songs, "Perfect Day (A True Story)". The second inspiration drew from the musical Next to Normal and one of the songs found on the soundtrack, "Perfect for You." These two songs were once found on one of my Spotify playlists, and one day I found myself listening to these two songs, and my mind lingered on the word "perfect." However, I decided to have the theme of this poem be quite different from those two works.

Letters to Stories: Behind “Reconstruct”

Reconstruct actually has quite a bit of history to it. First of all, the title was inspired by a lyric from Gabbie Hanna's Honestly (Encore). The lyric goes "Broke the cycle, need to reconstruct," and after that lyric, my mind lingered on "Reconstruct" and I wanted to create an entire poem out of it. What happened next was...