Adam Day

Growing Old, Autumn: Adam Day

Growing old

Eating peaches in the dark;
I help you into your clothes.


Abandoning the moon,
the mountain travels
without light; a pond boat

cast-off, wakeless
into duckweed and pink lotus.

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. He is the editor of the forthcoming anthology, Divine Orphans of the Poetic Project, from 1913 Press His work has appeared in the APR, Boston Review, The Progressive, Volt, Kenyon Review, Iowa Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He is the publisher of Action, Spectacle.