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Musings at Giza
Musings at Giza
by Michael R. Burch

In deepening pools of shadows lies
the Sphinx, and men still fear his eyes.
Though centuries have passed, he waits.
Egyptians gather at the gates.

Great pyramids, the looted tombs
—how still and desolate their wombs!—
await sarcophagi of kings.
From eons...Read More
Categories: tags, age, culture, history, mystery, old, time, travel,
Form: Verse



Modern Appetite
Modern Appetite
by Michael R. Burch

"Women, wine, song ..."

It grumbled low, insisting it would feast
on blood and flesh, etcetera, at least
three times a day. With soft lubricious grease

and pale salacious oils, it would ease 
its way through life. Each day—an aperitif.
Each...Read More
Categories: tags, america, city, life, society, vanity, wine, women,
Form: Sonnet
Milestones Toward Oblivion
Milestones Toward Oblivion
by Michael R. Burch

A milestone here leans heavily
against a gaunt, golemic tree.
These words are chiseled thereupon:
"One mile and then Oblivion."

Swift larks that once swooped down to feed
on groping slugs, such insects breed
within their radiant flesh and bones ...
they...Read More
Categories: tags, america, earth, environment, holocaust, planet, violence, war,
Form: Verse
Mayflies
Mayflies
by Michael R. Burch

These standing stones have stood the test of time
but who are you
                         ...Read More
Categories: tags, absence, daffodils, may, missing you, spring, time,
Form: Sonnet
The Moon as a Metaphor for Your Mouth
The Moon as a Metaphor for Your Mouth
by Michael R. Burch

When I was closest to love, it did not seem
real at all, but a thing of such tenuous sweetness
it might dissolve in my mouth
like a lozenge of sugar.

When I held...Read More
Categories: tags, candy, love, metaphor, moon, romantic love, sweet,
Form: Sonnet



Love Unfolded Like a Flower
Love Unfolded Like a Flower
by Michael R. Burch

Love unfolded
like a flower;
Pale petals pinked and blushed to see the sky.
I came to know you
and to trust you
in moments lost to springtime slipping by.

Then love burst outward,
leaping skyward,
and untamed blossoms danced against...Read More
Categories: tags, color, desire, flower, love, passion, rose, sin,
Form: Verse
Love is her Belief and her Commandment
Love is her Belief and her Commandment
by Michael R. Burch

for Beth

Love is her belief and her commandment;
in restless dreams at night, she dreams of Love;
and Love is her desire and her purpose;
and everywhere she goes, she sings of Love.

There is...Read More
Categories: tags, angel, faith, god, heaven, love, soulmate, visionary,
Form: Verse
Limericks VII - Naughty, Bawdy, Risque, Absurd
Limericks VII - Naughty, Bawdy, Risque, Absurd

There continue to be modern sequels of the famous "Nantucket" limericks, including this bawdy one of mine:

There was a lewd whore from Nantucket
who intended to pee in a bucket;
but being a man
she missed the...Read More
Categories: tags, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, satire, sexy, smile,
Form: Limerick
Limericks VI - Religion
Limericks VI - Religion

Pell-Mell for Hell Mel
by Michael R. Burch

There once was a Baptist named Mel
who condemned all non-Christians to hell.
When he stood before God
he felt like a clod
to discover His Love couldn’t fail!

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Why I Left the Religious Right
by Michael...Read More
Categories: tags, christian, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, religion, religious,
Form: Limerick
Limericks V - Politics
Limericks V - Politics

Baked Alaskan
by Michael R. Burch

There is a strange yokel so flirty
she makes whores seem icons of purity.
With all her winkin’ and blinkin’
Palin seems to be thinkin’—
"Ah culd save th’ free world ’cause ah’m purty!"

Copyright 2012 by Michael...Read More
Categories: tags, america, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, political, usa,
Form: Limerick



Limericks IV - Donald Trump
Limericks IV - Donald Trump

The Hair Flap
by Michael R. Burch aka "The Loyal Opposition"

The hair flap was truly a scare:
Trump’s bald as a billiard back there!
The whole nation laughed
At the state of his graft;
Now the man’s wigging out, so beware!

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Stumped...Read More
Categories: tags, america, humor, humorous, leadership, light, nonsense, political,
Form: Limerick
Limericks III - Grab Bag
Limericks III - Grab Bag

Being a peace activist, I once wrote a limerick in an attempt to stop needless wars:

Of Tetley’s and V-2's
(or "Why Not to Bomb the Brits")
by Michael R. Burch

The English are very hospitable,
but tea-less, alas, they grow...Read More
Categories: tags, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, silly, war, writing,
Form: Limerick
Limericks II - Nature and Animals
Limericks II - Nature and Animals

Dot Spotted
by Michael R. Burch

There once was a leopardess, Dot,
who indignantly answered: "I’ll not!
The gents are impressed
with the way that I’m dressed.
I wouldn’t change even one spot!"

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Clyde Lied!
by Michael R. Burch

There once was a mockingbird,...Read More
Categories: tags, animal, humor, humorous, light, nature, nonsense, silly,
Form: Limerick
Limericks I - Relatives and Relativity
Limericks I - Relatives and Relativity

The Cosmological Constant
by Michael R. Burch

Einstein, the frizzy-haired,
said E equals MC squared.
Thus all mass decreases
as activity ceases?
Not my mass, my a$$ declared!

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A$$-tronomical
by Michael R. Burch

Relativity, the theorists’ creed,
says mass increases with speed.
My (m)a$$ grows when...Read More
Categories: tags, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, science, space, time,
Form: Limerick
The Leveler
The Leveler
by Michael R. Burch

The nature of Nature
is bitter survival
from Winter’s bleak fury
till Spring’s brief revival.

The weak implore Fate;
bold men ravish, dishevel her . . .
till both are cut down
by mere ticks of the Leveler.

Published by The Lyric, Tucumcari Literary...Read More
Categories: tags, fate, nature, seasons, spring, time, universe, winter,
Form: Verse
Laughter from Another Room
Laughter from Another Room
by Michael R. Burch

Laughter from another room
mocks the anguish that I feel;
as I sit alone and brood,
only you and I are real.

Only you and I are real.
Only you and I exist.
Only burns that blister heal.
Only dreams denied...Read More
Categories: tags, angst, anxiety, dream, irony, poets, riddle, surreal,
Form: Verse
Kindred II
Kindred (II)
by Michael R. Burch

Rise, pale disastrous moon! 
What is love, but a heightened effect
of time, light and distance? 

Did you burn once, 
before you became
so remote, so detached, 

so coldly, inhumanly lustrous, 
before you were able to assume
the very...Read More
Categories: tags, cool, desire, light, longing, love, moon, romantic,
Form: Verse
Sappho's Lullaby
Sappho's Lullaby
by Michael R. Burch

for Jeremy

Hushed yet melodic, the hills and the valleys
sleep unaware of the nightingale's call
as the dew-laden lilies lie
listening, 
glistening...
this is their night, the first night of fall.			

Son, tonight, a woman awaits you; 
she is more vibrant,...Read More
Categories: tags, desire, Lullaby, moon, mother son, night, song,
Form: Lyric
It's Halloween
It's Halloween!
by Michael R. Burch

If evening falls
on graveyard walls
far softer than a sigh;
if shadows fly
the sickled sky,
while children toss their heads
uneasy in their beds,
beware the witch's eye!

If goblins loom
within the gloom
till playful pups grow terse;
if birds give up their verse
to...Read More
Categories: tags, cat, children, evil, grave, halloween, horror, moon,
Form: Verse
Haunted
Haunted
by Michael R. Burch

Now I am here
and thoughts of my past mistakes are my brethren.
I am withering
and the sweetness of your memory is like a tear. 

Go, if you will, 
for the ache in my heart is its hollowness
and the...Read More
Categories: tags, dream, halloween, heart, heartbreak, memory, night, soulmate,
Form: Verse
First and Last
First and Last
by Michael R. Burch

for Beth

You are the last arcane rose
of my aching,
my longing,
or the first yellowed leaves’
vagrant spirals of gold
forming huddled bright sheaves.
You are passion forsaking
dark skies, as though sunsets no winds might enclose.

And still in my arms
you...Read More
Categories: tags, autumn, desire, leaving, longing, love, passion, rose,
Form: Verse
faith-less: a coronavirus poem
faith(less), a coronavirus poem
by michael r. burch

those who believed
and Those who misled
lie together at last
in the same narrow bed

and if god loved Them more
for Their strange lack of doubt,
he kept it well hidden
till he snuffed Them out.

Keywords/Tags: god, love, faith,...Read More
Categories: tags, bible, christian, death, faith, god, grave, love,
Form: Verse
evol-u-shun: a coronavirus poem
evol-u-shun, a coronavirus poem
by michael r. burch

does GOD adore the Tyger
while it’s ripping ur lamb apart?

does GOD applaud the Plague
while it’s eating u à la carte?

does GOD admire ur brains
while ur claiming IT has a heart?

does GOD endorse the Bible
you...Read More
Categories: tags, bible, christian, creation, god, heart, love, tiger,
Form: Verse
Dream House
Dream House
by Michael R. Burch

I have come to the house of my fondest dreams,
but the shutters are boarded; the front door is locked;
the mail box leans over; and where we once walked,
the path is grown over with crabgrass and clover.

I...Read More
Categories: tags, children, divorce, dream, house, husband, night, wife,
Form: Verse
Departed
Departed
by Michael R. Burch

Already, I miss you,
though your parting kiss is still warm on my lips.

Now the floor is not strewn with your stockings and slips
and the dishes are all put away.

You left me today...
and each word left unspoken now...Read More
Categories: tags, absence, depression, divorce, farewell, goodbye, kiss, leaving,
Form: Free verse