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.


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