Author | Soli Shin
Seeing you in the movies like this—
your mouth overflowing
I can never end reasonably.
When I inspect closely
(more than I would care to admit)
I see the warts
because the flies aren’t enough
to make me
walk away from your cloyingly sweet
The urge to have
4 by 7 windows
bed, desk, picture
is plunged in deep,
starts at the beginning,
attests that it is the Truth.
I never read your soul:
there were no creases to bend my head down,
fingers curled around the meat of your thumb,
peering into the decades forward, we
the never cooling
on the fifth workday.
About the Author | Soli Shin is based in New York. She’ll be pursuing a Master’s in Environmental Management in the fall. She studied at Bard College for my undergraduate degree. A sample of journals that she frequents are Conjunctions and Nat. Brut. She thanks you for reading.