Heading Home

Poetry Anzhelina Polonskaya
Translated from the Russian by Andrew Wachtel

In my dreams I’m heading home.
Where? Where’s my home?
It’s where the ash
sifts down slowly on my face,
blindingly white.

I’ve forgotten where the train’s from
and where it’s going,
whom can I ask, How old,
how old am I now?

No engineer, no conductor.
On the train of life—
no one to  [...]

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Issue 25

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25

Winter 2017

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Anzhelina Polonskaya is the author of several poetry collections. Translations of her work include A Voice (Northwestern University) and Paul Klee’s Boat (Zephyr), which was shortlisted for the 2014 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

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