I want our geometry to come easy to be larger than life to take in the possibilities how your perfect hand holds your chin up amid our wrong answers and hard shapes to measure our love like an icosahedron with too many faces to quantify an equation I cannot answer acute measurements require calculating tongue and sharp-edged embrace we survived too much scratch paper eraser marks smudged red ink our faces blend imperfect symmetry with beautiful inaccuracy I want our love to come easy shape our bodies into right angles steer clear of long division and show our work for a while.
Lauren Michelle Wilensky (she/her) is a poet and educator from Los Angeles but calls San Diego home. She earned a B.A. in English, Creative Writing strand from S.D.S.U. and M.A. in Curriculum Design from U.C.S.D.. Her work has been published in Magee Park Poets, San Diego Poetry Annual and A Year in Ink. She teaches high school English working alongside marginalized youth, as well as teaches teachers at the University of San Diego. She lives with her son, spouse, two dogs and a ball python.