Margarita Serafimova was shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize 2017, Summer Literary Seminars 2018 and 2019, and Hammond House Prize 2018; long-listed for the Christopher Smart (Eyewear Publishing) Prize 2019, Erbacce Press Poetry Prize 2018 and 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, Waxwing, Trafika Europe, Landfill, A-Minor, Poetry South, Great Weather for Media, Orbis, Nixes Mate, StepAway, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Mookychick, HeadStuff, Minor Literatures, Writing Disorder, Birds We Piled Loosely, Chronogram, Noble/ Gas,Origins, The Journal, miller’s pond, Obra/ Artifact, Central and Eastern European London Review, Memoir Mixtapes, glitterMOB, TAYO, Guttural, Punch, Tuck, Ginosko,etc. Visit:
The beautiful wilderness gave me
one kiss only.
The wild stones, in love with the sand,
with curls and quaint beauty,
they breathe too.
And I am breathing with them, mouth to mouth.
My desire is a wild orchid, mottled inside,
its petal, a purple tongue.
It is between the dust and the wind.
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