Steve Klepetar


It’s possible to see them
if you lean out the window
and hold your glass just so,

but even then, they remain
wrapped in fog
that billows from the sea,

so what you perceive,
if you see anything at all,
might be a shade of a shade,

a little movement at the edge
of darkness, a streetlight
reflected against icy trees.

Steve Klepetar has spent the pandemic pretending to study calculus and preparing to try out for the Olympic Reading Team.