Horia Alexandru Pop has Romanian blood, was schooled by the French and writes in English. Some of his poetry, short-stories and one of his plays have been accepted by publishers. He keeps on writing because he can’t do otherwise.
Artwork by Dimitry JVD as featured in In Parentheses (Volume 7, Issue 1)
The Net is Full
It was 6 AM in the City
and I still waited for a miracle to happen somehow
I stood in line
waiting for the bus
to take us somewhere else
the sky of London had no mercy upon us
just like the day before
Suddenly, a man with a crown of dreadlocks appeared
on the corner of the street
he was talking and singing and dancing on his own
and he came straight towards us
as he passed in front of me
he looked at me
he lifted his arms
he flapped them again and again
like a large bird
I could smell the wind past the seas and I could hear the cry of the albatross
when I looked back he was gone
with the faithful workers
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By In Parentheses in IP Volume 7
32 pages, published 1/15/2022