Just Before / Magda Kapa


The cold outside breaks the night.
Silence. No one wants to
witness this death.
I, too, stay in bed and pretend
sleeping somewhere else.


One could whisper to the trees;
they would move their branches
through the window to, at least,
save one of my dreams
in a bird nest.


Then, falling back to sleep, like a child,
before even this sentence is finished,
in a hurry, before the world ends.
Just before.

Magda Kapa is a poet, photographer and teacher who was born in Greece and now lives in northern Germany. Her poetry, short stories and photos have been published in literary blogs and magazines. Her poetry collection, All the Words, was published by Phoenicia Publishing. She has also worked as a freelance screenwriter.

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