Awaiting by Maria Stadnicka

In the absence of a significant war,
the history takes cover in
a small, windowless house.

Despite all imperfections,
tomorrow takes its time.

Now everything happens
in the same place.
Awaiting a reality check,
I struggle to read between the lines.

The children toss the coin
by a sealed exit.

Maria Stadnicka

Maria Stadnicka is a writer, freelance journalist and lecturer. Winner of 12 Romanian National Poetry prizes, she worked as a radio and TV broadcaster. She has lived in Gloucestershire, England since 2003. Published poetry collections: O-Zone Friendly, A Short Story about War, Imperfect. http://www.mariastadnicka.com

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