Erik Fuhrer

The Chase

The apocalypse listens to Janelle Monáe’s Metropolis: Suite 1 (The Chase)
as it walks through the rainforest
Its IPod is circa 2008--vintage
like its own bones:
circa Julius Caesar
                        circa Prometheus
circa the fire that burned way before the Gods
Zeus was real and he was swallowed by the apocalypse
Jesus was not real yet he is the one who is worshipped
instead of the apocalypse
who is backpacking around the world
and may be lying at your doorstep as you read this
Don’t worry   the apocalypse is peaceful when it sleeps

Erik Fuhrer holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in BlazeVox, Dream Pop Press, Crack the Spine, Maudlin House, Cleaver, and various other venues.