Sean Cho A.

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Sean Cho A.

Trust Poem

it’s the first friday of the month; when city tests
the tornado sirens. necessary and loud.
been doing this for decades. but not forever. not always.

forgotten trust; turning our backs at the atm:
handing our phones over to a stranger to take
a photo of us next to the world’s largest ball of yarn.
Look. Look, we look so small!

when we run out of movies to watch on the rainiest day
we can make a list of could be disasters.

the scientist in palo alto had a bad night’s sleep.
spliced the wrong genes.

the cloned megalodon grew legs.

the geese mistook the plane’s engine for a home.

was the plane in the air. were we in the plane. who
was in the plane.

Fire escapes.

Sean Cho A. reads “Trust Poem”


Sean Cho A. is the author of American Home (Autumn House 2021) winner of the Autumn House Press chapbook contest. His work can be future found or ignored in Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, among others. Sean is a graduate of the MFA program at The University of California Irvine and a PhD Student at the University of Cincinnati. He is the Editor in Chief of The Account.