Collecting, yes, collecting still


In Korean we do not say

you get older we say

you eat age

get plush with years

my grandmother

says because she

has eaten so much age

she forgets

the stash of pins


beanie babies

she had saved for

future riches

the hair serum samples

we were all to use

so the age we have


won’t show up

on our heads so much

I have also


how to bleed and pray

on bended knee

so she cries

but it’s just the age

I’ve eaten

I say

kept poorly and

badly metabolized

the next

will nourish me

better I say yes

the next will fill me up.

Hannah Seo