—a poem by Wayne F. Burke

we got stopped by cops
in a show of blue light
and a cop told my cousin
"step out of the car"
and made him walk a straight line
touch his toes
and his nose
and my cousin,
as shit-faced as he was,
somehow passed the tests
and we drove off
to the club
where we picked-up two girls
and then drove up to the mountain top
with them
and parked;
the wind howled around the car
the lights of the town dully glowed
in the valley below;
my cousin and his girl went for a walk.
My girl had bow-legs
and a pigtail;
she unzipped my pants
then pulled hers off
then straddled me
as I lay back,
then she sat and guided me
inside of her and
then moved up and down
and lifted off
as I shot
and the wind wailed
and the car rocked
and down below the lights winked
on & off.

Wayne F. Burke's poetry has appeared in a variety of publications. His three published poetry collections, all from Bareback Press, are WORDS THAT BURNDICKHEAD, and KNUCKLE SANDWICHES. A fourth collection, A LARK UP THE NOSE OF TIME, is due out in 2017. His chapbook PADDY WAGON is published by Epic Rites Press. He lives, or tries to anyway, in the central Vermont area (USA).