Jeff Burt

I prefer to slip back through the ear,
ignoring the common portal of throat,

sliding past the anvil, hammer, and stirrup
so quietly I cannot hear myself come in,

though often I am caught repeating
the echoing walls of the heart.

Jeff Burt lives in California and works in mental health. He has contributed to Tar River Poetry, Sheila-Na-Gig, and Williwaw Journal.