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THREE POEMS

July 23, 2022

by Adam Day

 

SHORT EARTH

Waterfall where

there’s not enough


ground. Autumn

flies. On the high branch   


a corpse; rain

filling shoes.


Sight eyes still 

traveling. Storm


veins; sea breaking

blind in whip wind.   

 

CITY LIGHTS

Video shows

the world is uneven.


Like teeth

eating themselves. 


Wouldn’t know

itself otherwise.

 

WING STITCHER

Wild grass and black-tail

tracks. Men pushing


against trees;

damp muscle


in double shade –

Time unborn. City fire


off somewhere. – Forgetting

to be scared;


teaching the living

this other dying.

 

ADAM DAY

Adam Day is the author of Left-Handed Wolf (LSU Press, 2020), and of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Award.