This was great. We all knew that kid in middle school who carried a frog or snake or lizard in his pocket, but nobody delved further. I love that you told his story. I also had no idea that garlic wasn't considered Vegan by Brahmins.

I write poetry about love and loss, what I observe, experience, and pine for. I’m an acrobat, yogi & mom. My writing has been described as resiliently defiant.

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