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Excerpts from nearly all poems I started today
03Jun2017
article by
Katerina Stoykova
Poem
8

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Once I told a work friend
that I want another child.
She turned it into a vicious rumor.
We never talked again.

*
Lily brought me flowers.
I put them in a vase.
An ant crawled out of the bouquet
and started circling the marble table.
On and on she went.

*
You are too innocent
workaholicing in your room.
Just too fucking innocent.

*
Hear that?
I’m allowed to say fuck
even if I say it with an accent.

*
As soon as I saw you this morning
I noticed your sad eyes .

*
two eyes
two arms
two legs
two breasts
two languages
two countries
two ex-husbands
two kids –
no wait – only one child
(one of the exes refused to discuss having children
year after year
until I ran out of time
then we both stopped talking)

*
Today I thought of you
and yelled
into the dishwasher
as I was putting away forks
and coffee cups.
Same kitchen.
I yelled out
a few questions
you’ve left unanswered.
Same sadness.
By the sea people
stroll as couples.
In Kentucky poets
write in couplets.

*
Someone makes an effort
to stay together
with Someone Else
though Someone Else
doesn’t seem to notice
Someone’s efforts.
Then something happens.

*
I don’t know if tourist season has arrived,
but airplane season is definitely here.
They all fly over my apartment.
Even metal birds know their route,
says a friend. In 22 days
I’m arriving in Kentucky.


8 responses to “Excerpts from nearly all poems I started today”

  1. Can’t wait until you get here. And I’m grateful to get to read this lines and learn from them.

  2. Many thought, feelings, emotions are coming out! I love it.

  3. This poem is so honest and took me on a journey through your experiences

  4. Katya~ breath-taking.
    We Kentucky poets do

    indeed, write
    in couplets. I

    love you. I love
    this poem.

  5. Gaby Bedetti says:

    Your poem reminds me of Black Sunshine’s line “Halfway crook attempts at poems” in today’s poem “on turning 42 or no cake.”

  6. Erin L. Mathews says:

    This is my favorite from today

  7. Hey, Everyone! Thank you for the read.

  8. Jim Lally says:

    an ennead of verse
    lands in the bluegrass

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