Local Variation, Haecceitas & Equinox

by Eric Burke


Local Variation

She stews wood ash
over our fire,

pools tallow
with her parents,

tries to stay



Figs the only fruit,

I refuse to turn
from a life of ritualized poverty.



They look skyward
together, last season’s hackberries still on the trees.







Eric Burke works as a computer programmer in Columbus, Ohio. More of his work can be found in elimae, decomP, Right Hand Pointing, kill author, PANK, qarrtsiluni, A cappella Zoo, and Weave Magazine. You can read his blog at http://anomalocrinus.blogspot.com/


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