Jade Sunouchi

Pending Receipt of their Unemployment Benefits

The egrets converge
for free food the lawn mower
distributes this week

The President’s Remarks on the 50th Earth Day

We will plant trillions
of gorgeous tremendous trees
His hands, fingers spread
tracing figurative curves
beside a golden shovel


Jade Sunouchi teaches English composition at UH West O‘ahu and writes about urban walks, current events, and home in Honolulu. Her poems have appeared in Trout 14, Tinfish 20, and Hawai‘i Review. She adores plants and stuffed animals.