Jacqui Germain is a poet, freelance writer, and journalist with a consistent but manageable love affair with oxford commas. She’s a sucker for good storytelling and even better storytellers. Though she openly dislikes Imo’s (*egad!*), she’s incredibly grateful to have found a home in such a brave, generous, complicated city. Her journalism and poetry have appeared in “The Nation,” “The New Inquiry,” “The Offing,” “Muzzle,” “ALIVE,” and elsewhere. Learn more at jacquigermain.com.