Sad enough to tear the battles
that have yet to happen, or have been forgotten?
I’ve two days in Russia, what is must-see?
That music’s broken here,
and two weeks later the pain will still be sharp
You will learn to resent what you cannot learn to live without.
Alyosha, my guide, didn’t even say shut up
as I kept talking and talking because I was panicking
because I hadn’t slept in days and they tried to take my passport.
Yet out we went, went I, to see her, trying not to complain,
for this is Russia.
I enjoyed it so much, I said I’ll come out to see you again.
Let us go, she replied, to bed. I want to dig.
I am a boar, I said, I don’t drink perfume
I want to save the earth from the ocean, she replied,
though it is all shit, not afraid or grateful.