A. Molotkov – 3 poems



I grabbed the knife

polished steel pieced the air

I said

this blade

is best to see your reflection

you smiled

the makeup of years on your face

like mine

not everything happens at once

not every moment is endless




you passed a dead baby around

until it became boring

you tossed it then

there were tons of other fun things

to do



Dry Season

the district of hesitation

is open to all sailors

who drag their ships along

all oceans have dried

around here




A. Molotkov is a writer, composer, filmmaker and visual artist, and a co-founder of the Inflectionist poetry movement (Inflectionism.com). Born in Russia, he moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. He is the author of several novels, short story and poetry collections and the winner of the 2010 New Millennium Writings and the 2008 E. M. Koeppel fiction contests, nominated for a Pushcart.  His other fiction and poetry has appeared in over 25 publications, both in print and online.  In February 2010, he spearheaded a one-hour poetry and music performance “Love Outlives Us” presented by the Show and Tell Gallery in Portland, OR and repeated on KBOO in June.  His web site at www.AMolotkov.com/literature contains links to some of the work previously published online. 



About gobbet

gobbet is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing the very best experimental poetry and prose. Intellectual perversity and explorations of dark themes are positively encouraged. We are only interested in work that is progressively experimental. We want to see risks, and we want to see them pay. No previously published work. Prose should not be longer than 1000 words. There are always exceptions. Send 3-5 poems. Include a short bio. Send submissions to gobbetmag@hotmail.co.uk Work will be published every 5-10 days. We also intend to publish anthologies of selected work published in gobbet. We will do our best to reply promptly. Most submissions will receive a decision within a month.
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