Amy Hollowell October 18, 2016


You’re a get-on-with-it day and a lazing day
You’re a day of war somewhere and revenge
You’re a day at the races elsewhere and a heyday
You’re the illusive promise of a pay day a rest day a work day
a play day a perfect day
You’re a day to remember lest we forget
a rainy day
a sick day
a moving day
a day of departure or a day of revival
You’re a first day or a last
a free day or a feast or a fast day
a slow day a holy day a holiday
a birth day and a day to die

Amy Hollowell is a French-American poet who has long been a part of the Anglophone poetry scene in Paris, where she has lived since 1982. Her most recent collections and chapbooks include Here We Are (PURH, 2015), Giacomettrics (corrupt press, 2013) and Peneloping (corrupt press, 2011) and her work has appeared in a variety of publications in Europe and the United States. She has worked as a journalist and translator and teaches Zen meditation in Paris at the Wild Flower Zen Center, which she founded and directs, and in Portugal.

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