snapped enough rabbits’ ankles to know it’s no use to scream I’m sorry into voicemails how many this is the last time’s do you think you deserve at your worst sleep found you with your shoes still on and morning caught you with your stomach leaking into the threads of your dress shirt I wish your shadow would scare you back to well each morning I wish your dreams wouldn’t slip out before you find yourself trapped inside this body I know you want to wake again with hunger between your teeth again chase all the right things I want this for the both of us yes I know when I say you I mean me I’m sorry it takes two to be shameful
Sean Cho A. is the author of “American Home” (Autumn House 2021) winner of the Autumn House Publishing chapbook contest. His work can be future found or ignored in Pleiades, The Massachusetts Review,Ninth Letter, among others. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California Irvine and the Associate Editor of THRUSH Poetry Journal. Find him @phlat_soda
Brane Cosmology Acrylic Painting Kari Flickinger is the author of The Gull and the Bell Tower (Femme Salvé Books, 2020). Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the SFPA Rhysling Award. She is an alumna of UC Berkeley and the Community of Writers.