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Published July 20, 2020

Wax International Poetry Contest #1 - First Place


by Mona Jafari
(Tehran, Iran)
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Tarry clots leach out of clicking nerve cogs
The sempiternal melody of a deadly solitude
Wafts up the crematorium tower
Sulphurous smoke and molten mirrors
Seep down my frescoed walls of insanity
In the nival necropolis
At frozen dawn
No entry no

Mona Jafari is a Ph.D. candidate in Anglo-American Literature at the
University of Tehran in Iran. She writes poetry and short fiction. Her
research interests center on twentieth-century Anglo-American
literature and death studies.

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