D. A. Powell

one day you wake
with an old man’s dick 
in your hand
and it’s your own

you’ll get it later
and you’ll laugh

D. A. Powell’s books include Chronic and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys. He received the 2019 John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and he lives in San Francisco, where he teaches and plays pinball.

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