Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Scorpion Priest by Steve F. Klepetar

dies and is reborn in a city
we once knew.  All his heads

have grown back, his terrible
blue eyes.  Scribes assemble

in the dark; torches are lit; shadows
tease the temple walls.  All night

bats whirl around the ziggurat,
people sing of heat and sand and rain.

Steve Klepetar’s work has received several nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Three collections appeared in 2013: Speaking to the Field Mice (Sweatshoppe Publications), Blue Season (with Joseph Lisowski, mgv2>publishing), and My Son Writes a Report on the Warsaw Ghetto (Flutter Press).  An e-chapbook, Return of the Bride of Frankenstein, has just been published by Kind of a Hurricane Press.

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