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: Inside “Destined Identity”

This poem, like my Triggered poem, takes another look at my childhood and life story so far. The entire poem reflects my life from the time I discovered how truly different I am from the rest of my family. From that point, little me looks back and sees from then how he was raised, and me now looks back on that and sees how I've been raised up to the present moment. As the poem goes further...