May 30, 2020


by Steve J. Burkett (author's profile)



I picked up
the letters
one by one
from words
I didn't understand
throwing them
at the batter
as first as I could
he hit words
back at me
filling in the pages
I've been
unable to complete
Steve Burdick 5/17/20

no easy connection
linking the image of freedom
only the old railroads
moving between prisons
from cell to cell
images that do not move
outside these prison walls
with all your strength
you can't put this old poet
back together again
after he's fallen
inside these prison walls.
Steve Burdick 5/16/20


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