Faith Over Fear (?)

Children are praying, again, on sidewalks And park-gazing fences, chalking holy memes In rainbow colors to turn back the clock, To playground afternoons before the quarantine. Shall I chide them for such puerile instruction? Or grind their metaphysical lenses To … Continued

Skin of Memory

All that is left of you are words Words you turned into colors Colors you scattered across pages Of your abbreviated life. Shades of Blue:             For tears shed by angsty adolescent daughter     … Continued

Night And Day (Ночь И День)

Life has become better, comrades. Life has become more cheerful.  Joseph Stalin In the old days under Stalin they’d arrest you in the midnight hours of indifference, throw you into a concrete room lit by a bare bulb where questions … Continued