Treasure Island

Ralph Burns

Poems of Ralph Burns

1. A Boat Is a Lever 1/20/2003
2. And Leave Show Business? 1/20/2003
3. Barbed Wire 1/20/2003
4. Fishing in Winter 1/20/2003
5. Ghost Notes (an excerpt) 1/20/2003
6. In the Bathroom Mirror 1/20/2003
7. Stella 1/20/2003


Flap, flap went the mind of the bird
Who flew out of my grandmother's attic
Like heat in the creases
Where air used to be.One week
Of summer was all that house
Could take of my brother and me.

Years later,
After she died, someone, my aunt I

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