Babi Yar, Lee Zumpe
nearby, office buildings
crouch on crushed bones; ribbons of pavement
aim to curb the flammable past.
nearby, memorial candles
dance on the edge; shadows infect an unhealed wound,
staring into our abyss.
Lee Clark Zumpe, an entertainment columnist with Tampa Bay Newspapers, has been writing poetry and fiction for more years than he cares to publicly disclose. His work has regularly appeared in a variety of literary journals and genre magazines.