Sean Cho A.

Love language. i mean. a poem about love and language.

midnight phone call: love or death
of course. what else? she says the story
always goes like this: we will fall in love/
be in love. then. one day. not all at once.
but slowly over time. we won’t. all this
will ruin you. not like gray clouds on
the morning of the science fair. more
like the therapist redirecting your thoughts
to things like healthy routines & how did that
big presentation go at work.


language is slippery. means i take a long
walk instead of x or y. see three geese.
open my computer three geese and over
the phone tonight tell you i was doing
some prewriting
means one of my students
shows me a news article on immigration
illegal immigrants…(i) stop them right there
and say this is exactly what this is going to say
and they think i can read minds. later
the evals read: he’s obviously well read… but

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 Copper Nickel, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Nashville 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.