Stepping into the Role

by Steven Utley

 

 

                   One day, feline scientists

                    discovered in some sandstone cliffs

                my arm and leg, my jaw and hand --

                    a fossil of forgotten man.

 

                And while the eggheads sniffed my bones

                   and wondered why I did not last,

                I appeared on movie screens,

                   a berserk monster from the past.

 

"Stepping into the Role" copyright Steven Utley 2004

 

About the Author:

Steven Utley, a founding member of Texas' Turkey City writers group in the 1970s, is the co-editor (with Geo. W. Proctor) of an anthology of fiction by Texans, Lone Star Universe (Heidelberg Publishers, 1976), and the author of Ghost Seas (Ticonderoga Publications, 1997), The Beasts of Love (Wheatland Press, 2004), Where or When (PS Publishing, 2005 [UK]) the perennially soon-to-be-finished Silurian Tales, and two volumes of verse, This Impatient Ape (1998) and Career Moves of the Gods (2000), both published by Anamnesis Press.  

 

Lone Star Stories * Speculative Fiction and Poetry * Copyright 2003-2004

 

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