A jet crossing the sky–
I wish I were on it
weaving a trail through
blue yonder:
I was born to wander
star to star–
born not to die, but
to fly, wherever
in this universe of
space and time.
Watch me rise:
I am, like you
of beautiful design.

Wayne F. Burke's poetry has been widely published online and in print (including in Dissident Voice). He is the author of eight published full-length poetry collections -- most recently BLACK SUMMER, 2021, Spartan Press. He lives in Vermont (USA). Read other articles by Wayne F..