Taken From The Water by Milenko Županović

The women worked
silently in the dark
the soldiers were coming
leaving the snake
a reed boat on the river
stones were hiding the sun,
snakes grew closer,
the soldiers  searched
the whole area,
a huge cloud of dust
no lights in the desert
crying is silent
the sacred mountain
wind grew stronger
snake was already in the wood
the stone statue
at the bottom of the ocean
a sign in the desert
The wind is stronger
Eternal death
In sacred mountain.

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Milenko Županović was born in 1978 in Kotor (Montenegro). By profession he is a graduate marine engineer, but in his free time, he writes poetry and short stories. His stories and poems have been published by many magazines, blogs and websites, mostly in the Europe, U.S. and in Latin America. In 2010 he wrote and published his first book, a collection of stories, and he also written and published few collections of poems (ebooks). In 2015 he wrote and published his second book , a collection of stories and poetry. In 2016 he wrote his third book , a collection of poetry (published in USA, project ”Poems for all”) His book ”Martiri”was published in italian language. Milenko is an ethnic Croat and lives in the town of Kotor (Montenegro) with his wife and 3 sons.
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