Hi, I’m Carrie. I like Taylor Swift and Florence + the Machine. I have no noticeable talents except for feeling way too intensely. But I take this in stride, channeling all my rage and turbulent emotions into poetry that I like to think is good. Writing has let me accept my self-absorbed nature completely. It’s an outlet where I can express the things I never verbalize in person because I am bound to stutter and flush crimson, and because no one wants to hear the bumbling mess till I can translate it into verse. But more than that, writing lets me give back to a world that has given me so much, the inspiration and fire and rain and ash.