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In the Open Sea
Death was standing large and unseeable.
The sunset was our partner, or hers,
we did not know.
We were up on deck, assembled as if for a disaster,
for a feast,
for a motionless dance,
for reliance on groundless feet.
Time was continuing.
Three desert pyramids cropped up.
Five turbid turbulent streams were harnessed,
I was standing up, riding.
A flying lash I did not know about was in my hand,
driving the flows.
When the dark-faced one asks me where I am going,
the past and I show her our grounds,
and the future is silent.
As soon as I am on my feet, however,
my present speaks:
I am here.
I am going where I lead.
Margarita Serafimova is a human rights lawyer. She has published four collections of poetry in Bulgarian. In English, her work has appeared in Nashville Review, LIT, Agenda Poetry, Poetry South, London Grip, Trafika Europe, The Journal, Waxwing, StepAway, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Minor Literatures, Writing Disorder, A-Minor, Noble/Gas, Poetic Diversity, Ginosko, Harbinger Asylum, Dark Matter, Obra/ Artifact, Great Weather for Media, Origins, Nixes Mate, Orbis, Moria, etc. Her chapbook, Surgery of A Star (Staring Problem Press, CA), is forthcoming in 2020.