I will see you in a dream
in beauty
with erudite angels
by your side
with walls built of books
and candelabras made of metaphors

this is how it was once
before forgetting
but the ticket is in my hand
transparent as it may be

and if you don’t recognize me
this is only so we may enjoy

many lives fit in one
bridging a gap
between wisdom and mystery

About A. Molotkov

Born in St. Petersburg, A. Molotkov arrived in the U.S. in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. He is the winner of various fiction and poetry awards, including Boone’s Dock Press poetry chapbook contest for his “True Stories from the Future”. Molotkov’s work was selected for a floor theme in the upcoming Kaiser Permanente building in Hillsboro and for Portland’s Orange Lining public poetry project. Visit him at
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