The Horses

The horses peacefully chewed
the most delicate vermicelli of hay,
eating the spiders too.
It didn’t seem like hay at all, but rather like cotton candy,
and I wished I could chew a straw.

Dmitry Blizniuk is an author from Ukraine. His most recent poems have appeared The Pinch Journal, River Poets, Dream Catcher, Magma, Press53, Sheila Na Gig, Palm Beach Poetry Festival and many others. Dmitry Blizniuk is the author of The Red Fоrest (Fowlpox press, Canada 2018). He lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Translator: Sergey Gerasimov lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine. His stories written in English have appeared in Adbusters, Clarkesworld Magazine, Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, Oceans of the Mind, and other venues. Upper Rubber Boot Books published his wildly surrealistic novel, The Mask Game in 2013. He is also the author of several novels and more than a hundred short stories published in Russian.

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