by Margaryta Golovchenko


Can mean they or forest. Also — a border

between languages / naming
and creating for which the difference
is in negotiation.

I am willing to negotiate.
I am willing to forget.

Please just let me forget.


The view outside a window can be
considered sea, marinated green and squelchy
to the eyes. This is uniformity
through multiplicity,

the chewed up, spit up
salad    glass    regret
soaked in the self. The first point of contact,
the last gate in the descent to recognition.

Some practice in sorting:

Article — a particular absence
Noun — leaf, willow, branch,

all with a corresponding human counterpart


[Margaryta Golovchenko is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, and serves as editor for The Spectatorial. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glass: A Journal of PoetryContemporary Verse 2Figroot PressLuna Luna Magazine, and Metatron, among others, and she is the author of the poetry chapbooks Miso Mermaid (words(on)pages press, 2016) and Pastries and Other Things History Has Tried to Kill Us With (dancing girl press, 2017). Most often she can be found sharing her (mis)adventures on Twitter @Margaryta505.]