By Anica Falcone-Juengert
Not Asian enough.
Not White [enough].
Not old enough.
Not queer enough.
Not fully educated—a paused degree right at the cusp.
The “enough” hints at a partial state of being. Since I showcase enough attributes that others can admit to seeing.
To be left as an infant some would consider to be tough. I live in an ongoing theme of not being enough.
Anica (she/they) is an International Chinese Transracial adoptee who resides in Southern California. They work as a
Human Resources Assistant and Jobs Placement Coordinator at a vocational school. They write poetry to process their lived experiences. They hope to return to school to earn their Bachelor's Degree and pursue a PhD in Sociology in the future.