Lantern by Steve Klepetar

Who is this wandering the streets
on a night with no moon?

I thought I caught his face in the light
of a lamp burning

round head and triangular nose
white beard, with bristles like flaming steel

my brother’s face, that lantern in the distance, lost.


Steve Klepetar’s work has received several nominations for the Pushcart
Prize and Best of the Net. His latest collections include Speaking to the
Field Mice (Sweatshoppe Publications), Blue Season (with Joseph Lisowski,
mgv2>publishing), My Son Writes a Report on the Warsaw Ghetto (Flutter
Press), and Return of the Bride of Frankenstein (Kind of a Hurricane Press).