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.
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.