Retrograde

Performed at Stanford University, December 2019. Mercury is in retrograde this month. I’m not sure what that’s supposed to mean, …

In the Dream Journal

(Kind of partially maybe) after In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado. Taken straight from an email I sent someone last …

모국어 / Mother Tongue

*올해 2월, 미국에 있는 기숙사에서 쓴 글입니다. This was written back in February from my dorm room in California. Poorly …

T L O M (uh oh)

Home is no innocent pastime. A snuff-stuffed brain chokes on its own swollen gums: nothing about this is healthy except …

The Astronomical Unit

Smart people once decided the ways we measure things here are just not relevant once you get far enough from …

Ambivalent Girl Observes COVID-19

Turns out viruses elude classification. Much of modern science demoted them from living to nonliving, just packages of chemicals. Apparently …

Sickness

limbs go pale, & face flushes so hollow he takes one look and asks if I’d been crying no, I …

2020: Sail

Whenever I look back at myself from the start of 2019, I almost find it funny; I really didn’t know …

2019 Anthems

Last year, I put together my first set of annual anthems—songs that had defined 2018 for me, whether it be …

To the Woman Who Used to Own the DVD Store

Most of Seoul is not beautiful because it developed so quickly, which is to say, most of Seoul is not beautiful because it could not keep up with its own creation, with its constant birthing of itself. 

Cali

There is an anthem here. Sung in the circular patterns of parties, part praise part performance, parked illegally to the …

Musings in Madrid

I grip my bag and keep it secure against the front of my body like a pale child; I’d been …