Bo Schwabacher’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in CutBank, diode, Muzzle, Redivider, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Word Riot, and elsewhere. She teaches at Northern Arizona University.
how to say “i love you” in Korean (wikiHow.com)
I don’t know what I’m saying when I say, “sarang-hamnida”
to the woman who runs Hanuri Korean B.B.Q. Restaurant.
It’s a formal way of saying I love you
to an elder, a stranger, one whom you respect
—she puts her hand on my back and walks me to the door,
“Okay, yeah, I love you too,”
which is an informal way of saying: you are my pumpkin.
I think I’m trying to say—i miss you and would like to take you out for barely
or maybe asking a question: Where is the bathroom? & How do I get back to
I am sick. Happy birthday. Stay with me.
My Adoptive Mother’s Ghost Town: Jerome, Arizona
What is the
word for ghost?
took me to
There’s a man
in a cow
-boy hat who
sleep, she said
and left the