Kimiko Hahn
Seeing Someone Seeing

Someone with a cellphone camera

noticed a whale in the Buttermilk Channel

and clicked a shot of its aura,

just a random someone with a camera.

How often do we see phenomena--

a robin or turtle hatching? or an angel

of a child with a camera

capturing her whale in the Buttermilk Channel?


Found In Volume 49, No. 03
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Kimiko Hahn
About the Author

Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten books of poems, including: Foreign Bodies (W.W. Norton, 2020); The Narrow Road to the Interior (2006); The Unbearable Heart (Kaya, 1996), which received an American Book Award; and Earshot (Hanging Loose Press, 1992), which was awarded the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award.