The poetic city: “Visit with Miss Helen: I Fumble as I Rush 12/14/12”


Miss Helen about to take the floor. (Photo by: Ann Mahorner)

Visit with Miss Helen: I Fumble as I Rush    12/14/12

Helen is in a state: agitated, humiliated,

angry to be imprisoned in her chair.

Helen tells me she is “no good.”

She exposes her midriff

just to make the point

that she is nothing

nothing anymore!


So, I fumble as I rush

to get the music to her ears…

The music that I know will 

dissolve her troubles, 

kiss her soul, 

and awaken again

the sweetness of life. 


© Reece Burka 2/1/2019



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