• Esther Kim

alternate names for quarantine

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

Art by Angela Liu, staff artist

after Danez Smith & Franny Choi

  1. one scooter’s length away

  2. roof rain wild

  3. boxes left to garage fumes

  4. chorus of city-street sika deer

  5. child until washed lighter

  6. half-mast

  7. gold-throated sailors in the west

  8. cotton moons crack lamppost backs

  9. plexiglas mouths

  10. sun-soaked migrant washed ashore

  11. Target melting under bomb-black sky

  12. trail of candied daughters

  13. ghosts, now


#poetry #quarantine

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