'birds come home from,' 'what the tear hides,' 'Animal bodies.,' and 'This poem smells blue'
birds come home from
paradise and sing songs
the silence recedes
what the tear hides
spring is playing hide and seek
а winter feeling creeps into my heart
а tear freezes and doesn't dry up
inside the child the wizard dies
and becomes an adult
Kittens, bunnies, piglets, puppies, ducklings, babies, human babies.
Well, just grace!
And still –
forcemeat in the city market.
This poem smells blue
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The color of wrinkles in the sky
Black shapes in clear water
This verse will be picked up by crows in the morning
And they will be thrown from heaven
On icy concrete heart rocks
All in vain
Mykyta Ryzhykh, from Ukraine, is the winner of the international competition "Art Against Drugs," bronze medalist of the festival Chestnut House, and laureate of the literary competition named after Tyutyunnik. They've been published in the journals Dzvin, Tipton Poetry Journal (2022), Stone Poetry Journal (2022), Divot journal, dyst journal (01.07.2022), Superpresent Magazine, Allegro Poetry Magazine (2022), Alternate Route (07.2022), Better Than Starbucks Poetry & Fiction Journal (07.2022), and Littoral Press (2022).