encircles, uninvited, every month.
Sleep, sex, sweets
help, but do not replenish.
Soon, spasms of the body
will intercept the swelling of the mind,
and a bright new moon
will emerge from the ecstasy of the blood.
Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya is a founder and facilitator of Bergen Poetry Workshop, an Administrative Assistant at Leonia United Methodist Church, and a blogger at ypoetry.weebly.com. She earned a Bachelors in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from CUNY BA Program and a Master’s in Education from Hunter College. Yevgeniya’s poems were published in many journals, including First Literary Review-East, Time of Singing, and Soft Cartel. Yevgeniya hopes that her poems about suffering and healing will provide comfort to people around the world.