Poetry

September 12, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Adam Day

 

 

 

The poems below are in the voice of the current president of the United States

 

 

 

That Glimmer

 

 

There is no reason

we can’t share bathrooms

with the blacks, the gays,

and the Muslims.

My mother was

an immigrant, and I shared

a bathroom with my daughters

for years. Which was

both a scoreboard

and acknowledgment

of my abilities.

 

 

 

 

Demonstration Demonstration

 

 

Strength requires

imagination. Smell

blood, apply leverage.

When the students

poured into Tiananmen,

the Chinese government

almost blew it. Then

it put them down.

That shows you.

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Day

I am the author of the poetry collections, Left-Handed Wolf (forthcoming, LSU Press), and Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books). I am the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. My work has appeared in the Poetry London Magazine, Prism International, Poetry Ireland Review, Kenyon Review, The Maynard, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. I also direct the Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Blackacre Nature Preserve.

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