Some Kind of Disaster

The poshest
neighborhoods
were first to
learn the word
disaggregation.
All over their
hoverboards came
apart levitating
plastic airspace
lowering home
values nesting
throughout
jacaranda and silk
oak machine
elements quiet
as bishops paid
for silence. Across
America rogue
axels ring steeples
tinny too and all
there is to do is
pray the after
echo is royal
thunderous pride
felling the fallout
its own market
of shame.

***

Brianna Noll is the author of The Era of Discontent, forthcoming from Elixir Press in 2021, and The Price of Scarlet (University Press of Kentucky, 2017), which was named one of the top poetry books of 2017 by the Chicago Review of Books. She is poetry editor of The Account, which she helped found, and her poems and translations have appeared widely in journals, including the Kenyon Review OnlineThe Georgia ReviewPrairie SchoonerCrazyhorse, and Waxwing. She lives in Los Angeles.

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