Reynaly Shen is Strong. Sophisticated. Independent. Eccentric. But always trying to be the person you can count on to love you Like how she loves the way we create to comprehend the unfathomable and hold together the unbounded She keeps a lot of words to herself like a shell hiding its pearl but understands someone has to take them anyway Because she has doubted herself and compared herself to everyone you have loved before But she is never one to state standards, and values you for who you are They have told her she is at both ends of the spectrum, trying so hard to be in between And she has told herself it’s okay, she’s okay The jinny-joes and coins will one day be enough to travel the entire scale She will be calling numbers with words and reading between the sounds of hellos And she’ll be Shen. How she has always been. Shen.