Wayne F. Burke

Wayne F. Burke

Wayne F. Burke's poetry has been widely published online and in print. He is author of eight published poetry collections--most recently Black Summer, Spartan Press, 2021—and one short story collection: Turmoil & Other Stories, Adelaide Press, 2020. He lives in the central Vermont area, USA.

he and sister’s souls black
as soot,
they would burn together
​in the flaming pit.

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digging down seven years
to my triple bypass
the bloody remnants
of that trip under lights

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until cops came with their shining blue
light and
we ran 
​into the backyard shadows--

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