Hedda Hakvag


thrown into sea

     cold water submerged under water under surface
     bubbles breathe cannot breathe cannot keep head
     above water cool calm rational cannot breathe

crime         accomplice to adultery

phlegmatic disposition
loved to make amorous potions
create more liquid alliances

believed in fluctuation
believed in jojoba

     spoon moved clockwise nine drops of jasmine
     orange musk brewed under moonlight roses candles
     and cosmopolitan’s ten ways to secure his hear

argument does not hold
does not hold water
evidential body cannot float
cannot keep head high

sinking like a stone





Hedda Hakvag is currently based in Dublin. She writes poetry, plays, and creative non-fiction and has previously been published in the Canadian literary magazine Dandelion.