A Day in D.C.

by Michael Dylan Welch and Bill Waters


First published in Tandem 2:2, October 2022 (actually June 2023). Written in March and April of 2017, via email.



brilliant blue sky . . .

the Washington Monument

not as sharp in its reflection Michael


raising the flag forever

four GIs Bill



the White House fence

English ivy Michael


high above

the Air and Space Museum—

a box kite Bill


leaves rustling

into the National Cathedral Michael



at the Library of Congress

in an e-book Bill