Adrian Patenaude is a writer-by-night based in Austin, Texas with an affection for screenwriting, poetry, and photography. Having grown up in rural northern Thailand as a missionary kid, her work explores cultural nuances and the tension between faith and doubt.

If you’re anything like me, it took you a while to “get” poetry. If I’m honest, a lot of it still confuses me or seems to fall flat. I don't blame us, though, when the first poetry we are introduced