hymn for the new year

how it 
doesn’t die
in winter—

is it 
not to

how it 
comes alive
in spring—

like a child
draw the sun
in the corner

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Juniper Kim is a cartoonist, writer, and printmaker. A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, they have published art and writing in The Comics Journal, Catapult, Black Warrior Review, and more. In 2024, they will be in Seoul working on their Fulbright fellowship project, a graphic novel about repatriation and Korean-American musical cultures. You can find their work at twostringjuniper.com and on Instagram @twostringjuniper.