shopping list as a sign of tenderness

by Eunice Kim

candy mints
kitchen knife singing hallelujah

darling, if it’s between me & the
sickness i will always choose
                                       the sickness

bathroom mirror during golden hour
black-eyed syringe
a full visible spectrum of light

summer divorcing my throat & sternum
                        both, this blueshift
-jawbone an old house

piano keys in my head
               static, eyes, the music-box
tremor of tonight, satellites
like a wishing thing, the

starving and everything
it means.