The beauty of parting

 

These golden waters, ineffable,

I never will see anymore.

 

*

 

The watermelon seller

turned his face to me.

Dark. Forget-me-not eyes.

 

*

 

Morning twilight.

A woman is shaking her white duvet out.

That she slept a little longer in it!

 

*

 

The might of arrival

 

Abruptly, the ship is trumpeting, and saying it is here.

The island is trembling and crying.

 

*

 

It is easy to live, it is easy to die.

There is nothing to add either to life,

or to death. 

 

*

 

© Margarita Serafimova

 

Bio:  Margarita Serafimova was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017, Summer Literary Seminars 2018 Poetry Contest, and the University Centre Grimsby International Literary Prize 2018; long-listed for the Erbacce Press Poetry Prize 2018 and the Red Wheelbarrow 2018 Prize; and nominated for Best of the Net 2018. She has three collections in Bulgarian. Her work appears in Agenda Poetry, London Grip, Trafika Europe, European Literature Network, The Journal, A-Minor, Waxwing, Orbis, Nixes Mate, StepAway, Ink, Sweat and Tears, HeadStuff, Minor Literatures, Writing Disorder, Birds We Piled Loosely, Orbis, Chronogram, Noble/Gas, Origins, millerŐs pond, Obra/Artifact , Califragile, TAYO, Shot Glass, Opiate, Poetic Diversity, Pure Slush, Harbinger Asylum, Punch, Tuck, Ginosko, and others. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MargaritaISerafimova/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.