27 Oct Margaryta Golovchenko
i sleep in a watery Saturn
a memory of a past the world neglected
to remember. You, on the other hand, knew of it
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.