Afternoon light effervesces on the waves,
flashes off a jumbo jet.
A golden retriever courses past my leg
as soft as a pile of ashes.
—from Rattle #37, Summer 2012
Eric Burger: “Slow down! Don’t eat animals! Buy this piano! Vote for freedom! It’s what’s for dinner! I write poetry because, in a good poem, the exclamation points are real.”