Poetry

April 27, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Wayne F Burke

 

 

Gaza

 

 

a rocket lands

in Gaza–

the bleat of a lamb

 

what psychologist can treat

the children

of Gaza?

 

if he wants to

Netanyahu

can end the war

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi-Ho

 

 

I’m the Lone Ranger

after Tonto died

after Silver ran off

after the mills shut down

and the welfare state came around

and chain stores and malls

moved in

and Mom and Pop stores moved out

and nobody knew their neighbors

anymore

and heroin became the new

pot

and men started to wear earrings

and women got tattoos on their chests

and the jobs went overseas

and cities went under

and heroes

like me

can no longer find

work

because nobody trusts a masked-man

anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne F Burke

Wayne F. Burke’s poetry has appeared in a wide variety of publications, online and in print. His three published collections of poetry, all by Bareback Press, are WORDS THAT BURN (2013), DICKHEAD (2015), and KNUCKLE SANDWICHES (2016). He lives in the central Vermont area.

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