Poems

Sean Wayman: The Museum of Socialist Art, Sofia

The Museum of Socialist Art, Sofia   If it were not for the sculpture garden, who would ever come out to this dismal place, where long-poured concrete has been left to harden as parking lots and unleased office space? Yet come we do, hoping to unearth a brilliant gleam amidst the ashen waste, to prise out that object of uncommon worth— the relic that will brighten understanding. Yet should this dream-goal prove too demanding,   experience, close and coarse-grained, may suffice; we buy our tickets and head towards the yard. Set by the gate, as if to advertise some new…

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