Wiley Birkhofer

Devotion

She said to me.
Come over. Do regret.
Excellent posture.

And then I came
to understand her
from a whole new

level, carpet, world,
if and then I fell
beside her it was

always to my knees.

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Wiley Birkhofer (1987-2014) was a poet, musician, and artist from Menlo Park, CA. He studied English at Stanford and poetry at the graduate writing program at NYU, where he earned his MFA in 2014. Other poems can be found in Split Infinitive, Word Riot, Punchnel’s, and at wileybirkhofer.com.

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