Editor’s Note: Today is One Sentence Poems‘ 7th anniversary. On March 14, 2014 we ran our first poem which was by Eric Burke. We often ask Eric for another poem to publish on our anniversary. Here is one for today. We thank Eric and every poet who has entrusted their work to us.

Eric Burke


Unable to aspire
to mere

he prepares himself for dissection,

year after year
(all our childhoods)

in his cocoon.

Eric Burke programs computers and writes poems in Columbus, Ohio.