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A New Colossus

A Celebration of Our America

What Age Is Now ?

Emblem, icon, my colossus
I lust you wave break, brutal stone
I tongue the salt where language rusts
I’m vast in Empire and alone.

Transrational, beyondmind, this shoreline
banquet of bloated corpses. Sturgeon 
slap up, already dead, iridescent shine
on forfeit bodies, toxic, large as children.

Зáумь there lies another oom. All babas sell 
their lilacs barefoot, sprawled on sidewalk.
I buy bouquets, I wed a city and the city fell
this hell train makes no stops and no one talks

to statues. What age is now, my horror halcyon?
I suckle cash, I dream of dreams, I’m faithless, alien.
 
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Gala Mukomolova

Gala Mukomolova earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared in the PEN, POETRY, PANKVINYL and elsewhere ...