This poem is about society’s shared desire for escape and comfort in a mundane yet chaotic world.
Maya Olivo is an aspiring poet, award-winning writer and rising high school senior in New York City. In 2020, she won a Gold Key and Silver Medal in Novel Writing by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She has participated in several writing programs including Bronx Loaf, the 92Y Young Writers Workshop and Girls Write Now. Maya is a Mexi-Rican from East Harlem with a passion for words. Aside from this, she likes watching movies and listening to music from bands like The Neighbourhood, The Strokes and Car Seat Headrest.
These are poems we wrote, together and separately, while reflecting on the theme of transformation—these poems are about all the different versions of ourselves we hold at once.