"On Being Told I Look Like Flotus, New Year's Eve Party 2014" (January Gill-O'Neill)

"And in that moment, I understand how little right any of us have to be whoever we are—the constant tension of making our way in this world on hope and change."

"And in that moment, I understand how little right any of us have

to be whoever we are—the constant tension
of making our way in this world on hope and change."

U.S.A. / 2016

January Gill O'Neil is a poet from Norfolk, Virginia with a MFA from NYU. She has published two books of poetry, Underlife (2009) and Misery Islands (2014). Read the full version of this powerful poem on poets.org: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/being-told-i-look-flotus-new-years-eve-party-2014  

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