FOUR POEMS by JC Choi

The Lovers Red— Lips stumbling over each other like a newborn calf, eyes jumping like a flea There’s a level 5 earthquake in his leg No one’s ever been nervous about meeting you He says something, and it makes you laugh, and a gorgeous inky blush blooms across his cheeks blood in the water, crimson, to scarlet, to pink, to wispy threads You wonder how far down it goes. Yellow— When she touches you, you feel sunshine on your skin, seeping through your pores and muscles and bones until it rests somewhere in your chest Makes a nest there,...

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