Offering a unique perspective Vladimir Petrov has been writing poetry and short stories since he came to the United States from Bulgaria in 1970.
Your voice is soft and confused,
Fed with the pain of yesterday.
Deep inside, you are gentle as a flower
Blossoming among the thorns of life.
If you come, come wrapped in dusk
Carrying again the pleasures of evening
When fading sound-shadows tremble and eyes,
Holding the sting of unsated desire
Stare at each passing moment
Clasping self-deception to their heart.
If you come, come wrapped in darkness
Carrying the thrill of the swift-footed breeze
While branches massage wet window panes
And winter’s moon bearing a message
Listens without opening the door.
If you come, come wrapped in light
Carrying again the pleasure of the end.
When desire cries out in fear
And the lips silenced with a thousand obscurities
Change themselves to stone reality
And life turns into pain.
Vladimir Petrov is a member of the Covington/Mandeville Louisiana area writing group called the Bayou Writer’s Club. I have been writing poetry and short stories since I came to the United States from Bulgaria in 1970.