Mikko Harvey


When I want to be sweet and light like a blackberry

floating in a bowl of water, instead I am heavy

and awkward. When I want to be strong like a real

sword, I just sit here like a blackberry in a bowl

of yogurt. Once, I saw a suit of new skin floating

in front of me. It was perfect. It was just my size.

Sometimes, I spend the whole morning searching

for the morning. It was perfect. All I had to do

was step inside.


Mikko Harvey lives in Columbus, Ohio. You can find his work in places such as The Pinch, New Ohio Review, Maisonneuve, and Best New Poets. He is a poetry editor for The Journal.