The Giant Gets Her Period
She rests her head on a mountain peak and grinds her
heel into the snow. She flicks birds out of the sky,
shakes loose from her body. She jumps up and down
to see how high she can go in one place. To see if her
feet lodge themselves in the dirt below. Pressure
balloons her head once she propels upward to space
and pushes herself back down. She checks how deep
her ankles are in muddy snow, to see rivers and lakes
turned bright red.
Su Cho received her MFA in Poetry and MA in English Literature from Indiana University, where she recently served as the Editor-in-Chief of Indiana Review. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in The Journal, Thrush Poetry Journal, Crab Orchard Review, BOAAT, PANK, and elsewhere.