I live for arrows drawn on paper that show
A leads to B and there isn’t another way.
I can explain in detail how African parasites
evade our bodies complex immune system.
I can differentiate a multi-variable equation
in a number of minutes.
I can tell you how we work, how millions of
years of evolution has perfected and
refined and perfected again how a single
electrical pulse is responsible for
everything you have ever done, every
winning point, every kiss and hug, every
But one thing I can’t explain, something I
can’t understand, can’t quantify or
is the physical pain you feel inside when
you miss someone so much
how your heart breaks in two when you
look across the room and they aren’t there
Senior Olivia Triplett is the 2015-2016 Poet Laureate.