Coins (Allen Landver)

keep your eyes closed.

Think about the spine of an old dictionary. 

Whom it belonged to &

if it changes. they said, keep it

for your kids,

My language either hasn’t changed or doesn’t 



there. at the bottom of the well.

through your sunlit mouth.


Allen Landver is a bi-lingual writer and poet living in New Orleans. His parents and grandparents are all originally from Odessa and Kyiv in the Ukraine. Recent and forthcoming publications of his writing include Black Warrior Review and Ligeia Magazine. 


image: MM Kaufman