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A DROP OF BLOOD on the Slide of a Microscope By Lusine Haroyan I felt the heat of your lips in my spine... My body desired you- powerful and nihilist. I dreamt to have the tattoo of Eternity on my breast. I crashed the panes of the windows and wandered nakedly to seek my totem. I embraced the blue adagio of time... Over there I see puritans... At a distance fire, faces... Taboo... taboo... And a gray wolf. A wounded gray wolf. A howl... owoo...owoo... Blood in the snow... -- Lusine Haroyan was born in Ararat, Armenia. As an exchange student, she studied in the faculty of Political Science at Bemidji State University, Minnesota. She graduated from the Brussov State Linguistic University in Yerevan, Armenia. Lusine has published two books of poetry `Let the Flowers Bloom,' 1996 and `The Legend of Stones,' 2000. Her third collection of poetry `A Drop of Blood on the Slide of a Microscope' will be published soon. She is the winner of `Avedic Isahakyan Award' in 1998), the `Armenian Cultural Fund Award' in 1999, the Armenian Allied Arts Association Award in 2000 and 2002, and the `Best Student Poet Award' (Third Prize) in 2002. Lusine's poetry has also been published in a variety of anthologies, such as `Minnesota Women Writers,' in 2000, `Dust & Fire' Minnesota Writers Anthology, in 2001, `Best Student Poets in Armenia,' in 2002. Lusine is currently working at the `Tatev Scientific Educational Complex' in Yerevan, Armenia, and in September she will be leaving for Budapest, Hungary, to study for her Master's Degree at Central European University (faculty of International Relations). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org