Ralph Burns

Ralph Burns Poems

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

Fishing in Winter

A man staring at a small lake sees
His father cast light line out over
The willows.He's forgotten his
Father has been dead for two years
And the lake is where a blue fog
Rolls, and the sky could be, if it
Were black or blue or white,
The backdrop of all attention.

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