Ceanothus Maritimus – A Poem by Taylor Burke

Taylor Burke


The year he graduated from Yale

I was born under a full moon.


I wonder what he would say

if he were a poet:

brag about his marble floors,

the wooden framework of his 

winding stairs, the California lilacs

his wife brings home from her hikes.

There’s a scar on his shoulder,

but I can’t remember which.


Under a waning crescent

I ripped my socks running

the four blocks from his home to mine.


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