by Anna Akana


No, I am not an Anna Akana fan… but here she is again.

It’s odd. The YouTube page includes the poem as text. IMHO, it really doesn’t work. Words on a page (or screen), the poem is dead on arrival. But as performed, with animation by Jennifer Ruiz, the poem becomes alive. I like it alive. But then, I’m biased toward poetry being a performance art rather than literature.