Vacation. 2

By Wayne F. Burke

2 poached eggs and coffee

the waitress crisp as toast,

efficient, hidden in an iron

uniform and smile.

A newspaper on the counter

read about the latest murder

small tragedies nation-wide

larger ones in the world

across oceans

sending waves to shore.

 

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Wayne F. Burke has published poems in Writers’ Digest, The Blind Man’s Rainbow, Northeast Corridor magazine and elsewhere.  He works as an LPN in a nursing home in the central Vermont area.


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