OBSERVING A LOW-COSTER LAND IN BARCELONA by Alina Cvetkova

A bunch of stick shaped girls

barely twenty

first time alone in a foreign city

their peachy backs bared in light summer dresses

their even skin

shimmering with glitter and joy

and their eyes with fear

I want to save them all

like a catcher in the rye


Latvian-born Alina Cvetkova is a writer who, after living in several European countries, has at the moment settled in Zurich, Switzerland. 

Alina has been writing for as long as she can remember. Having contributed to various magazines in her native Latvia, she continued writing when she moved to Sweden and then Barcelona, which resulted in her producing and self-publishing her first book of short stories, “Cyan and Other Stories”, in 2015.

Later, following her passion for literature and short story formats, she and a few others founded TAST, this very litzine you are reading.

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