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Romance #1

like some 14 year old girl waiting for her crush to glance back i 

keep waiting for capitalism to end

but it won’t end

my adult life lover states

on what will end:

Libraries 
Birds 
Retirement 
Recess
Sprinting during recess 
Hispid Hares
Starfish shaped like stars 
Inconvenience
Wrinkles 
Sunken cheeks 
Living corals 
Protests
Anti-Nuclear Proliferation 
Non-Aggression Pacts 
Dragonflies
Mangosteen 
DMZs
Trade Embargos 
Leopards, all kinds 
Sawfins
Rewilding
Infiltration Plot/Dreams 
Oak, Trees.
Partulina Variabilis 
Partulina Splendida
(-------) Violence Prevention Programs
News. News:

Might a few jellyfish survive—

counting till revelations becomes part of—

Credit


Copyright © 2019 by Eunsong Kim. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on June 28, 2019, by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem


“I’ve been writing and adding to this poem for several years now. The poem is part challenge and provocation, part tribute and elegy to how life and extinction continue to be fantasized. It is titled ‘Romance #1’ because romance is an all-encompassing venture: all the emotions, all the body. '#1' because this is only the first part, yes? This cannot be the ending. Yes?”
—Eunsong Kim

Author


Eunsong Kim

Eunsong Kim is the author of gospel of regicide (Noemi Press, 2017) and the co-translator, with Sung Gi Kim, of Kim Eon Hee’s Have You Been Feeling Blue These Days? (Noemi Press, 2019).

Date Published: 2019-06-28

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/romance-1-0