Hyejung Kook

Blue Fly

Honor to you
vital decomposer
metallic blue
nectar drinker
white wriggler
eater of flesh
forensic gift
of non-attachment


First appeared in Lotus Magazine


Hyejung Kook’s poetry has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in PleiadesPrairie SchoonerThe Indianapolis ReviewTinderbox Poetry JournalHyphen Magazinewildness, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Other works include an essay in The Critical Flame and Flight, a chamber opera libretto. She is a Fulbright grantee and a Kundiman fellow. Follow her poetry at hyejungkook.tumblr.com and on Twitter @hyejungkook.