One day you will no longer kiss me
(good)bye / hello.
I will have turned into a whale,
one of the varieties whose calls you have yet
to memorize. At this point logic
will be smaller, the billboards bigger
and begging an art of the soulless kind.
Not finding answers where expected you’ll take this
for a hurdle, search among the animals of land
and dig and prowl while I become a tiny echo
only strands of molecules can mingle with.
Margaryta Golovchenko is an undergrad student at the University of Toronto, Canada, and edits for the journals The Spectatorial, Half Mystic, and Venus Magazine. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in places like Contemporary Verse 2, Metatron, Luna Luna Magazine, and others. Her debut poetry chapbook Miso Mermaid has recently been published by words(on)pages press. She is convinced she was a hedgehog in her past life, and can be most often found sharing her (mis)adventures @Margaryta505.