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Margaryta Golovchenko

27 Oct Margaryta Golovchenko

MERCURITA



i sleep in a watery Saturn

a memory of a past the world neglected

to remember. You, on the other hand, knew of it

since birth

 

amassing gilded frames & glass terrariums

to help me settle in. You asked

if i will sing lullabies at night while living

at your bedside —

 

i blushed, not sure how to explain

suffocation was a sign of divinity back home,

a conscious choice to return to the basics.

You said they need me here

 

to dream in goldfish hue, knowing their wishes

are safely candy-wrapped and orbiting

around a nucleus of crystalized constituents.

 

[Course: to the nearest atom]

 


 

Margaryta Golovchenko is an undergrad student at the University of Toronto, Canada, and serves as an editor for the journals The Spectatorial, Half Mystic, and Venus Magazine. Margaryta’s work has appeared in journals such as Luna Luna Magazine, In/Words, The Impressment Gang, and Tiny Donkey, among others, and their debut poetry chapbook ‘Miso Mermaid’ is coming out next month from words(on)pages press.

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