person Chariklia Martalas, one poem

Chariklia Martalas is a young writer studying Philosophy, Politics, English and History and the University of the Witswaterstrand in Johannesburg South Africa. She has been published in Odd Magazine, The Raw Art Review and the undergraduate literary journal The Foundationalist, among others.

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She Wore A Lost Horizon

She wore another face
Like cloth on the body
Hand on hip
As if wiping
Pieces of dirt
From the eye

Adam and Eve were an image

(It’s necessary,
Convenient,
Understandable)

Before the great drop
From the edge
Of the horizon
Or God

(Or both)

Humans were two pictures
Matched in symmetry

(A madhouse ecstasy)

A wish for
An emulation
A Prayer
For a Golden Hour

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