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Mónica Gomery (she/her/hers) reads her poem, “Might Kindred.”

Mónica Gomery:

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Hi, I'm Mónica Gomery.

I am a poet and a rabbi, and this is my poem, "Might Kindred." This poem comes from a longing to be known and to feel close. I wrote it after moving to a new city and starting to make some new friends there.

I think we too often consider desire, especially queer desire, to be only sexual or romantic, and I wanted to write a poem that explores the other kinds of intimacy we might yearn for, including friendship, divinity, language, and beauty.