Steve Klepetar


Because our train was diverted
from its usual stop

we had a long walk
across town

but we couldn’t find
the right house

so I had to ask directions
from a tall man

with a straw hat
and by then we were so late

I could hear search dogs
howling beneath the rising moon.

Steve Klepetar wanted to name his sons “Butch” and “Sundance,” but his wife wouldn’t let him.