Though you are cool
and I am hot;
though you seem to be in-touch
(as I am not);
though you appear certain
and I dwell in doubt;
and though I have not got beyond the
obvious endowments of your frame,
I remain: for better, worse,

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..