"evergreen" is the debut collection of poetry and prose by alayna doyal. focused on the concept of uprooting when conditions are unsuitable for growth, "evergreen" challenges the notion that you must bloom where you are planted. the author zeroes in on a plethora of complexities within abusive situations, as well as the subsequent abnormalities provoked by years of seemingly-endless mistreatment. the narratives explore emotions - and the lack thereof - as strangers to befriend rather than malefactors to evade. "evergreen" touches upon the realities of living and breathing, as well as relearning how to do both after losing the ability to perform innate movements. alayna's work is raw, vulnerable, translucent, and witty.