Saturday, March 26, 2011


a person
walks out of a building
and becomes another

the building
listens to an earthquake
and breaks,
a grave of a broken person

the new broken person
is a shadow
of its missing pieces
it moves around
so real
it must be a phantom

another person
grows into a castle
that person’s building
is the whole world

--A.     Molotkov is a writer, composer, filmmaker and visual artist, and a co-founder of the Inflectionist poetry movement (  Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, he moved to the U.S. in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993.  He is the author of several novels, short story and poetry collections and the winner of the 2010 New Millennium Writings and the 2008 E. M. Koeppel Awards for fiction, nominated for a Pushcart.  Molotkov’s fiction and poetry have appeared in over 25 publications, both in print and online.  In 2010, he spearheaded a poetry and music performance “Love Outlives Us”.  He often reads at a variety of Portland venues.  Visit him at

1 comment:

zEBEN said...

Sweet poem. I can visualize him reading it in his neon t-shirt.