Friday, June 3, 2011

End Time

At the end times
a tightrope dancer performs
above the crowd in Ararat.
Lightly leaping feet
and hurrahs of children
while old men sip
pomegranate wine
and nibble
garlicky misov boereg.

On the mountain
a woman gathers sticks
as her grandmother once
gathered for the clay oven
where prayers and bread
celebrate God.

--Kenneth Weene has appeared in numerous publications – most recently featured in Sol and publication in Spirits, and Vox Poetica. An anthology of his writings, Songs for my Father, was published by Inkwell Productions in 2002. His short stories have appeared in many places, including Legendary, Sex and Murder Magazine, The New Flesh Magazine, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly, Bewildering Stories, Red Fez, and Stymie.

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