Sunday, February 18, 2007

Richard Burgess

New Owners

The houses sit as mineral
growth in the fuzz
of a green escarpment

the iron haired have climbed
to ownership from the slope
and the dusk beamed below

waste disposal, drainage,
the falling view some of the extras
that sweeten the deal

because now everything falls away,
the silk sucking off the new monument,

standing in the living room
naked in a pile of clothes.

Richard Burgess was born in Rochester, New York and educated at The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. He currently lives and works in New York City.