"Not Enough"

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.