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Poet's Statement: Honestly, I don’t put a lot of thought into what I write. I write from a compulsion and hope something interesting presents itself. That said, to me, this poem addresses the entanglements of identity and self-erasure. With varying degrees of recalcitrance, people desire to make marks—to make a mark professionally or creatively or whatever—but we also feel the balm of letting go, an urge that can arise almost concurrently to disappear into work, love, celebrity podcasts, or little green butterflies.
Bio: Sean Burke lives in South Berwick, ME. His poems are published or forthcoming in Heavy Feather Review, Powder Keg, The Destroyer, past simple, and Jellyfish, among other journals.