for my cousins on the other side of the 38-seon*
i wonder / could we have been // (real) family / had they not
chiseled our / fate & had jo-//-seon not been / scissored apart. scarred.
i beg this / epistolary // not become an / elegy
*38-seon: the 38th parallel north, the line that divides North and South Korea
Skylar is a high schooler from South Korea who enjoys writing poems that help her make sense of real events and experiences. Her work appears in The Daphne Review.