Kristina Krumova


Approach meekly to the altar

Do not pay any attention to the ladles 
hung on nails
stuck in the eyes of Virgin Mary
to the leftovers of soup
on the chin of the Infant
to the hospital stretchers
the plastic mannequins dressed in swimsuits
the cups of coffee
the blood stains
the laundry hanging on the chandeliers
children’s wallpapers around the icon’s frameworks
the vulgar drawings on the cheeks of the saints
the suitcases full of money
the cat’s leashes
the homeless men on the benches
the empty infant incubators
the home cinema systems
the syringes on the floor
the red shoes
Do not pay any attention…
The Good Lord has mixed up the boxes with puzzles
You must concentrate on the smell of incense
congregate even more 
Approach meekly to the altar
and light one candle each
for those who were born 

Kristina Krumova is 29 years old and she lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has a Master’s Degree in “Contemporary History” from Sofia University and she was an Editor at New Social Poetry Magazine, (Bulgaria). Her work was published in North of OxfordAnn Arbor ReviewThe Pangolin ReviewRusty TruckThe Conclusion MagazineUnlikely StoriesOddball Magazine and The Mad Swirl. Kristina Krumova works as a freelance editor and she’s preparing her first poetry manuscript.