The Masks, by Boris Kokotov
a collection of well-worn masks
can be found
it’s all in your genes they say
eventually the beach sculpture
becomes a faceless dune
nobody’s out there to connect the dots.
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 work appeared in periodicals, most recently in Adelaide, The Bewildering Stories, Boston Poetry Magazine, Chiron Review, Constellations, The Lake, and others.
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