Two Coins


Two Coins

I consecrate this page to you
for your black wings gleaming in the cars' headlights

Once, you must have flown higher
than my imagination

Erected now on the sidewalk, you guard a newspaper kiosk
gone ablaze during a blink of your eye

You greet me with the smile of a raven
imbued in lores and history that is soaring in its own sky
embodied in a nomad

I bet you have green eyes and a soul that is white
that melts and seeps through the cracks of my shaken spirit, becoming a splinter
that I'd rather not pull out

I think of those who once were alive
as I twist two coins in my pocket

They sound like rust being scraped off
from the key that opens
the door to the afterlife

I need these coins just as much as you


Mihaela Melnic


Mihaela Melnic lives and writes in Rome, Italy, where her prose and poetry evolve and take different shapes with every new life experience. Her recent work has appeared or are forthcoming in various venues, including Ariel Chart, Transcendent Zero, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Impspired magazine, Alien Buddha press and Dumpster Fire press.

She is author of the bilingual book of poetry "Change of Seasons". Her latest work, the book "Evermore", was written in co-authorship and released in September 2021 through 17Numa Press.


  1. i miss the philosophy in poetry, thanks for bringing it back

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