Plane Crash Monologue

'China Eastern Airlines flight 5735 crashes en route to Guangzhou' - March 21, 2022



We married during the finale, in a screaming church

of nonbelievers bargaining for salvation

I saw how the gods looked on,

brandishing thunderbolts and hyacinths, how

anticlimactic our hope was. We trampled

on the mountain below us

to pray for a mere possibility in rage

& when our shells returned in shards

to this amnesiac terra, I saw briefly, life,

the thousand crawling that could have

carried us on sundry vanishing honeymoons


- Willow Kang