Rasputin
by Karen A. Romanko


 

The monk, a black hole,
eyes peering from within the depths,
an irresistible summoning

The heir, a blood moon,
hemorrhaging helplessness
into bruised craters of lost youth

The empress, a binary star,
pulled from her loving partner
into ethereal isolation

The monk, a black hole,
swallowing everything and himself
until no light escaped the abyss
 

 

 

About the Author:

Karen A. Romanko's poetry and short stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Ideomancer, Would That It Were, The Pedestal Magazine, Dreams and Nightmares, Full Unit Hookup, and Lone Star Stories, among others. Her first poetry collection, Raven's Runes: Equations in Time, was released by Sam's Dot Publishing in 2004. She also edits and publishes the specfic and mystery e-zine Raven Electrick. 

 


Poem 2006 Karen A. Romanko.