under the moon, saw a fish drained. covered in butterflies. so sweet in death. so full of cold water. mouth leaking. finally after life the body tries to save itself.
three fireflies & soft flesh falling off the pit. all tender things i couldn’t catch. the air is supersaturated, threatening rain and birdsong. the wavelength of a cicadas scream is now palpable. see that redshift wail in between the trees?
Sheng Kao is 20 years old and studies Biology at Oberlin College. Her work has previously appeared in publications such as Noble / Gas Qtrly, Vagabond City Lit, Apogee Journal, and OCCULUM.