Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Tuesday poem #444 : Adam O. Davis : Disease Economy



Our hearts
were two

kites tangled
in a tree. A tree

called Malady.
A name I

misheard as
Melody. Melody

was the song I
sang of the tree,

wrong for years
until it withered

& we wept to find
ourselves free.




Adam O. Davis is the author of Index of Haunted Houses (Sarabande, 2020) and the recipient of the 2016 George Bogin Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Poetry 2021, The Cincinnati Review, Dark Mountain, New Ohio Review, and Poetry Review.


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