• Faint

    Cindy Juyoung Ok

    Winter 2024

    Vagueness tends to criminalize
    and of few available alternatives
    my favorite is the dream of the same

    room. Pick your noise, in wells
    or against walls. In the light

    of the microwave clock, under advice
    of long symbols, showily I become

    my own guest (in mother words,
    a duty). Oxygen a calm oddity
    everywhere but its status more

    bounced in bias. To be my chorus,
    I first had to be a teenager who hoped

    Cindy Juyoung Ok is the author of Ward Toward (Yale University Press 2024) and teaches poetry at Kenyon College.

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