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
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.