Perception is a necessary means of expression. I try to make my writing flow like a song, which Ortiz writes was the very beginning of experience, before expression. I try to write with an awareness and understanding of the subject matter, although sometimes this can be difficult. With Moore’s poems, perceiving is difficult and can take multiple read-throughs before one can analyze her writing. Even then, everyone’s perceptions can be different. I’ll try not to kid myself and pretend I’m an English major, but I do believe in supporting one’s claims and perceptions with evidence in the form of expression.