D. A. Powell

(1963 / Albany, Georgia / United State)

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 coil of smoke and the billowed sail
against the verge of sky
simple on the rise surveying the anchorage: simple me, signal me
dreading the confiden

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