Gingerbread House Lit Mag

Char, Tinder

Lying behind me
his breath

in mine. Childhood
of old age. The Ticuna

are burning a bluegrey
smoke in terraced paths

for spear-nosed bats.
Trees walking

like human-walking. Shells
in leaf litter, leopards

roar in their cages
at the memory of flight.

Adam Day

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 also the editor of the forthcoming anthology, Divine Orphans of the Poetic Project, from 1913 Press, and his work has appeared in APR, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Volt, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, and elsewhere.

Artwork: Alexandra Khitrova, Amur leopard

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