Whose questions
are these? There is
an event, submerged.

The street
is a street in _____. A set

of actions is in play
here. Specific
actions. There is a

principle player
in danger. Precise

inexactitudes. But
in a way that one
enjoys. And pathos.

Surprising pathos.
There is a real population

around a car.
An act of violence
that does not

matter. But is
essential. A player
at work making nothing

happen. The story
interrogates him.

Adam Day is the author of Model of a City in Civil War as well as the recipient of a 2010 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award. His work has appeared in Poetry LondonKenyon ReviewPoetry IrelandAmerican Poetry ReviewStandIowa ReviewLondon Magazine, and elsewhere. He also directs the Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Scotland, and Bernheim Forest.