Best Poem of D. A. Powell

The Great Figure: On Figurative Language
Among the rain and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold on a red firetruck
moving tense unheeded
to gong clangs
siren howls and
wheels rumbling
through the
dark city. . . .
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Abandonment Under The Walnut Tree
"Your gang's done gone away."
—The 119th Calypso, Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Something seems to have gnawed that walnut leaf.

You face your wrinkles, daily, in the mirror.
But the wrinkles are so slimming, they rather flatter.

Revel in the squat luck of that unhappy t . . .
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