Cabaret of Love


Nikolay Shargorodsky
︎ NOV 3, 2021


I fled the states when romance died,
thrust old and young pups from my lap,
bruised into the form and fitness of the pride.
The queer sensation of a tongue
lapping sweat woke me from my work.
Dust blew to and from territorial nights.

I shake in my bed like a cabaret star
who has no ego as she dies, dies, dies.
The man who woke me becomes a wolf,
and the shaman screams “this life was no good!”
















Nikolay Shargorodsky
is a Research Technician living in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has appeared in the McGill Daily and his play The Telegram was performed by the Douglas Theatre Company at McGill University.