Fall/Winter 2014

Milenko Budimir


The bus stops
at a scrubby forest edge
about to devour everything.


Slow down.
Look again.
There are people in that rubble.


A Roma girl,
hair as dark as night,
eyes the color of hope.


Among the ice cream vendors and
peddlers of water and soda all along the Danube;
a fire, unquenchable.

Milenko (Miles) Budimir is the author of two chapbooks; Departures (Burning River) and Rustbelt Romance (Deep Cleveland), and mini chapbooks Zdravox (Language Foundry) and Missing Albertly (Green Panda). His poems have appeared in a variety of small press publications. He is from Cleveland Ohio.



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