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William Burns

Poetry

Summer 1980

Miler

By William Burns

        for Steve Prefottaine, American distance runner         and Olympic hopeful, killed in a car crash, 1975 Drumming up birds, the rising Swivel of bears, sudden Bumping of rabbits, his gait Went […]

Poetry

Summer 1980

Bjorn

By William Burns

He’s brutal, smacks of the Norseman, named for a bear. His smile’s in hibernation; rumor of fangs. This day of the blow drier and sculpted hair- Cut, his strands are […]

Poetry

Summer 1980

Steeler

By William Burns

         . . . The shadow of a dream is man. no more. But when the brightness comes, and God gives it there is a shining of light on men . […]

Poetry

Summer 1980

Bench Presser

By William Burns

His junk ascends, sticks . . . at addict’s nod. He’s hooked to resisting inches, needs eleven To fade past failure; shivers through seven With loaded palms, his heart at […]