Hello! I’m Justin Hong, West 10th’s poetry editor! I’m a junior studying Asian/Pacific/American Studies and Creative Writing. I am also all about dat anticolonialism, antiimperialism, antiracism, etc.
tiny tomorrow manifesto/ Justin Hong
after Arundhati Roy
[tomorrow’s instruction manual is nestled inside this very if.]
justplaintired, bonefizzy, and looking past yourself, you’re
learning how to make happy, freight happy
with things that haven’t happened yet. in
this sort of invention, the see-do poetics has a
magazine you stuff with a dustcoated heirloom dream.
you tug on the trigger and the expired ammu-
nition shatters, linguafranca barrel shatters. does
the handheld poetics shatter? it must. joy! but that
is all prepwork. for real step1 is: how to make rubble [hope] count?