POETRY
Destroy, She Said
by Antonia Wolf

You want to destroy me
with your tantalizing little riddles,
don’t you—
making me traverse the hells of
doubt, anguish, and helplessness?
My chest is a desert
and in the middle is a dot,
a vestige of my love for you.
You destroyed it once
with you nuclear tantrums,
poisoning the soil for a lifetime,
yet out of that dot,
the little black dot on the page in that desert—
remember?—
now grows out a new life
with monstrous flesh-eating blossoms,
mutating to withstand
the most earth-shattering cataclysms.
This is my new wicked love—
take it or leave it,
for you can’t destroy it! 


Antonia Wolf is a young writer and blogger (www.wolfwrites.com) from Bulgaria, currently living and studying in New York. She aspires to be recognized as a poet and playwright with an affinity for reinventing classical themes in a modern context. Previous work was published in Peaking Cat Poetry, The Fountain, and College Life (at the American College of Sofia).