you don’t have to study to have
regardless of work there is a home
love is not a condition for safety
survival is possible so survival is guaranteed 


is sequestered 
punishment is what was once enacted but 
can no longer be imagined.
an enlarged footnote—for memories 
Love is not the condition for safety 
but becomes a possibility






From Gospel of Regicide (Noemi Press, 2017) by Eunsong Kim. Copyright © 2017 by Eunsong Kim. Used with the permission of the author.