Oh, I totally agree. I got that much the minute I read her topic title and compared it to the language of the poem. I guess I wouldn't go so far as to say s/he (whoever it is calling him or herself Minianimi) didn't write it- although that's always a possibility too - but she's definitely not as she's presenting herself to be.
But that's not at all uncommon Siggy. A lot of people feel more comfortable presenting themselves as something other than who or what they are. That's just a sad fact of life - especially on the internet. But it doesn't take away from the quality of the writing s/he submitted. I'm more interested in that than who or what s/he really is. I hope that doesn't sound cold, but I've just come to the conclusion that I have to focus on the offering and not who the person submitting it really is - because I'll never know that. But good writing - that's
exciting to me- so I just play along with all the rest. I really do hope s/he posts again. I like reading her stuff.
Myself, I liked her concepts in the poems more than her use of language. I thought the concept of collecting the years in the first poem was pretty brilliant and unique (to any reading I've done), and actually, the language in that poem was accessable. The language in the second poem was a little more convoluted and thus off-putting - and I had to read it two or three times to work it out- but again, her theme or idea proved worth the extra effort.
And in her story - the presentation and way she framed her ideas- along with the language, which I think really worked in this instance- was so creative and unusual. Whoever this person is, I'd be surprised to learn they were really a teen-ager. You don't learn and present morals like that so early in life - unless if, like she said, she's Vietnamese - and then maybe she's spent a lot of time studying Buddhism, and has become wise beyond her years.
I just hope s/he puts all this talent and intelligence and wisdom to good and productive use- and if s/he finds it to productive to pretend to speak less proficient English than s/he's truly capable of - that's his or her choice I guess. That's just my take.