Two Poems ~ poetry by Adam Day


Flaming shingles
fly above the streets

outside neighbor’s
apartment – playing

NBA 2K21, blasting
DJ Screw, Wretched

of the Earth on the end
table, white fist raised,

curtains closed. Young folk
out walking rawly the expanse

of reality.


Sky closes
on elm trees

and metal-throated
birds above street

crowd flushed out
like moon rabbits

from woods
into the graffiti

of milkweed plumes.

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. His work has appeared in the APR, Boston Review, The Progressive, Volt, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He’s the publisher of Action, Spectacle.