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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Callas Lover
this is the track I've had on REPEAT all afternoon: she is butterfly
brilliant riband, rice flour face, silken, even her voice a sashed kimono
if I were foolish like her:
but aren't I foolish like her
spotting the . . .
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