Twilight fell from a branch
the moon was holding
as it rose above the ocean,
and I couldn’t reach for it
for my hands were full with you.

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Aida Bode is an Albanian writer, poet and translator. She was born in Korca and has published her earlier writings in the local newspaper of the city. Her recent writings have been published in newspapers of the Albanian community outside of the country, as well as those in the country such as Iliria, Shekulli, Gazeta Shqip and more. Her first book, published in Albanian and English, David and Bathsheba, was well received and praised by Albanian and foreign critics and readers.

This is her first submission to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure.

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