Leopards and the governor

The leopard attacks
Were merely bothersome
But the governor
“No jungle no leopards”
He said in a broad accent
No-one recognized

Nobody remembered voting
For the governor
Rumours circulated online that
Rumours of an election
Weren’t just rumours
They were factual online chats

There were no flame-throwers handy
The overfed leopards
Simply left
The governor claimed victory


Keith Nunes (New Zealand) was nominated for*Best Small Fictions 2019, the Pushcart Prize and has won the Flash Frontier Short Fiction Award. He’s had poetry, haiku, short fiction, asemic writing and visuals published around the globe.

Bill Wolak has just published his fifteenth book of poetry entitled The Nakedness Defense with Ekstasis Editions. His collages have appeared recently in Naked in New Hope 2018, The 2019 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Poetic Illusion, The Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ, the 2019 Dirty Show in Detroit, 2018 The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, and The 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival.