Wayne F. Burke

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Photo Credit: Kendra/Flickr (CC-by-nc)

the notebook slips from
my hands
and runs across the table
and I chase it down
and chain it to my palm
but it breaks the lock
and lands in my lap
and I pick it up
and bite it
and the taste
is bitter,
but I like it.

pencilWayne F. Burke’s poetry has appeared in Bluestem, Red Savina, Forge, Lost Coast Review, American Tanka, Dirty Chai, and elsewhere. His book of poems, Words that Burn, is published by Bareback Press (2013). A second collection of poems, Dickhead, is scheduled for publication by Bareback in July 2015. He lives in the central Vermont area. Email: waynef3burke[at]

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