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Poetry

25th August 2022

Poetry

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Oksana Maksymchuk

Awaiting the Invasion

25th August 2022

1 minute read

All fell silent

we’ll say years from now

but it won’t be true

 

for the buzzing

in the stiffening blossoms

doesn’t cease

 

nor the rustling of

leaves, nor the creaking

of branches in the night

 

Stinkbugs and ladybirds

whir, crossing boundaries

between households

 

pigeons approach, impervious

to the axioms of

social distancing

 

and the nightingale’s voice sparkles

in the dark, a needle

stitching together

 

neighbors separated by borders & walls

into a breathing plexus, a secret

pulsating chorus

written by

Oksana Maksymchuk

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