THE HORSES BEFORE GALLOP

I had a hundred horses and I arrayed them.

Ranges of black horses, arched necks.

They spoke: To let justice be done, or to let

the world perish.
I said: Let distance be overcome.

Margarita Serafimova is a Pushcart Prize 2020 nominee and a finalist in nine other U.S. and international poet- ry contests. She has four collections in Bulgarian and a chapbook, “A Surgery of A Star” (Staring Problem Press, CA). Her work appears widely, including at Nashville Review, LIT, Agenda Poetry, Poetry South, Botticel-
li, London Grip, Steam Ticket, Waxwing, A-Minor, Trafika Europe, Noble/ Gas, One, Obra/ Artifact, Great Weather for Media, Origins, Nixes Mate.