Escape as Wind - Kevin Stadt

the silent screams of
careening clouds
pull starward
clouds of bones and brains
mix with whispers
ancient smoke from
jealous flames
families of stone
squeeze out a life in shadows
eyes of ash behold
hogs baptized on mountaintops
unguessed creatures shift
beneath red dust

flesh rots into
spring flowers

Kevin Stadt holds a master’s degree in teaching writing and a doctorate in American literature; he currently teaches writing at Hanyang University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Edison Literary Review, Neologism Poetry Journal, Nixes Mate Review, and Rust + Moth, among others. He lives in South Korea with his wife and sons, who are interdimensional cyborg pirates wanted in a dozen star systems.