by Eric Burke

a fragment. the weathered self-ordination of middle age. a fragment

SOURCE: First published in Right Hand Pointing.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: This poem was first published in Right Hand Pointing and has subsequently been remixed in a poetry video by Marc Neys for The Poetry Storehouse.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eric Burke lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he works as a computer programmer. More of his poems can be found in Pine Hills Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, bluestem, PANK, qarrtsiluni, Escape Into Life, decomP, A cappella Zoo, Weave Magazine and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. You can keep up with him at his blog at