Steve Klepetar: The Lost Place

The Lost Place


No longer home
or any other world,

this empty space
grows inside out

like time eating
its own flicking tail.

Have you wondered
where the strong

walls bent, sliding
back into earth?

Who has answered
your call or left

a message on your
empty, hanging pad?

Someday you may
call me “brother”

or forget my different
name.  Someday

you too may disappear
another breath of smoke

an absence rising
wraith-like to the snowy stars.


Copyright©2013 by Steve Klepetar. All Rights Reserved.

Steve Klepetar teaches literature and creative writing at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota.  His work has received several nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.  Recent chapbooks include My Father Teaches Me a Magic Word and My Father Had Another Eye, both from Flutter Press.  His book Speaking to the Field Mice was recently published by Sweatshoppe Publications.


Steve Klepetar: The Lost Place
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