Two Poems by Michael Koh

together

i saw
a bird
today –

it sat far
beyond the
reach of my
arms

perched high
on the edge
of westbury hall

its song buried
in my ears
singing for
the soul it
would have received

but no
it sang for
the love of
another
and from the
other side
came its
paramour

and i walked
down that path
i walk down
every morning
alone


wrestlemania

my mother asked me to clean
the garbage pail today
it is a hot humid sunny summer afternoon
my shirt is sticking to my back
and hiking up my underarms and
i can’t help but feel she is
getting me back for that time
i taped over her wedding video
with wrestling


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