Apr 21

“I hope the Russians love their children too.” ~Sting

Photo by Polina Rytova on Unsplash

standing in line, your babushka held your hand

as you squirmed to be free

like your older sister who stood, still,

next to your mother

your mother who reminds you and your sister,

her precious dyetski, the cupboard is bare,

that you must be patient

as you wait in line…

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Garrett Snedaker

Garrett Snedaker

Leftist poet and sometimes essayist living on the left coast of a nation in decline.