The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon



I want to mention giants.
The plant at the window falls over
because it is so successful.
At chewing light, I mean.
I donít know how you deal with it.
All the noise, I mean.
Itís so loud, someone says to me.
You get used to the headache.
A joke. Iím only joking. Ok?
Itís damn interesting, though.
The bodies we get
to feel huge in, should the moment
allow for it. The air, touching us back.


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Dalton Day is the author of Exit, Pursued (Plays Inverse) & Spooky Action at a Distance (Spork Press, forthcoming). They are a recipient of a James A. Michener poetry fellowship, and their poems have been featured in Matador Review, fields, Shabby Doll House & The Art Institute of Chicago. They can be found at tinyghosthands.com.