Girls on the Bridge
Three of them on the bridge.
Given a chance whom would you date?
Her, in a green dress,
watching the fleeting sun?
Or the one in a straw hat,
looking straight ahead?
Or maybe the dirty blond
staring at water?
Flawlessly white houses on the shore.
The girls in bright clothes.
The tall green tree and its reflection.
Will they stand there any longer
waiting for someone who has the courage
to step into the fading picture?
Boris Kokotov was born in Moscow, Russia. Currently he lives in Baltimore. He is the author of several poetry collections. He also translated selected poems of German Romantics and contemporary American poets to Russian language. His original work and translations to English appeared in Adelaide, Chiron Review, Entropy, Shot Glass Journal,and The Lake, among others.
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