Gambling with Vintage Ghosts
The Martingales are singing
in the Palace of Dead Muses.
Their songs chase thoughts
like horses from another world,
stumbling through white holes
in perfection’s empty pockets.
Hoofless prints punctuate desire:
the irony of a Buddha collection.
Back home, gypsy moths
dance on your black wool windows
celebrating the desecration
of your wardrobe.
Jennifer Burnau has published poems in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Fickle Muses, and Voices from the Attic, an anthology published by the Carlow University Press. She has participated in readings at Carlow University and Dealaney’s Coffee House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She teaches in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.