Another Way of Explaining It

Duy Doan

A fine way of looking at things—
me observing you kissing me.How decent of me
to pretend I am shocked by you.You’re the inverted foot that starts a line:
that start of a climb that
begins with falling.

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Duy Doan is the author of We Play a Game, winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His work has appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Slate, and TriQuarterly. A Kundiman fellow, he received an MFA from Boston University.


Spring/Summer 2018

Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk University

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