The End of Memory

as I prepare to die
my life flutters like radio waves
under my eyelids

so many people live only there
they will die with me

I feel selfish
to give up so much
to extinguish so many



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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