Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

The Most

Last Resort.

We meet at last,
Plan Z.

I’ve heard a lot about you,
Worst Case Scenario.

I look forward to
working with you,

It’s going to be you and I now.
Do you feel lucky to end up with me?

Hey, it’s okay.

After the initial shock
wears off,
you too,
will try to make
the most of me.

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer was born and raised in Bulgaria. She immigrated to the United States in 1995, and since then, she has worked as a software engineer in high-tech companies. Presently she is an MFA student at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Her poems and stories have appeared or are scheduled to appear in the following magazines: Родна Реч (Native Speech), Младеж (Youth), Средношколско Знаме (High School Banner), Пулс (Pulse), АБВ, Информационен Седмичник за Книгата (ABV, Weekly Informational for Publishers, Сливенско Дело (Sliven Work), Армейска Младеж (Army Youth), Народна Армия (National Army), Септември (September), Черноморски фар (Black Sea Lighthouse), Литературен Вестник (Literary Gazette), Бургас Днес (Bourgas Today), Orpheus (Univ. of Dayton), Факел (Torch), Third Wednesday, Anderbo.