The Cemetery Under the Bed

The cemetery under the bed opens at the first request
Once upon a time in childhood we were taught to make little men from matches
Today we are taught to burn

My mother says that life was better under the Soviet Union
Someday the future will come, but not now
Today we are taught the word "later"

Mykyta Ryzhykh is from Ukraine (Nova Kakhovka Citу). Winner of the international competition «Art Against Drugs», bronze medalist of the festival Chestnut House, laureate of the literary competition named after Tyutyunnik. Published in the journals "Dzvin", Tipton Poetry Journal, Stone Poetry Journal, Divot journal, dyst journal, and others.

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