“Venus a Polygon” and “Liquid M”

In these two poems the speaker looks back on the pleasures of adolescence as the origin of his dissent. The clarity in this state of revelation is an alluring deviance that leads to an assembly of sorts. His anticipation for navigating these new feelings and ideas encompasses more than the initially considered “transit losses” when coming of age, specifically with the realization that social and political betrayals persist, ever inclined to occur again.