about the author
Eric Burke works as a computer programmer in Columbus, Ohio. Recent work can be found in elimae, PANK, A cappella Zoo, Right Hand Pointing, decomP, and Otoliths. Work is forthcoming in qarrtsiluni. You can read his blog at anomalocrinus.blogspot.com.
(This party is a tea poem.)
Wig hair are tangled in my stove knobs.
(My brothers are voracious doctors,
I dropped a tea bag into the teapot (yes,
a tea bag).
I had to fish the string out with my fingers.