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Cardboard Bird

The Cardboard bird becomes a symbol of post-modern half-life.


In a raspy voice


Doesn’t eat anything

Doesn’t drink anything



Doesn’t touch anyone

Рretending to be the wind

Handing out money right and left


Imagines himself


A picture of the postmodern half-life


And something else very important

I do not remember

Maybe wings

Could be a beak

Maybe a soul



I do not remember

Image by Sasha  Freemind

I Promise

A poem dipped in sadness

I promise that I will take away my painful darkness

But not right now


I will be able to understand the meaning of this darkness in the future

Well, for now


Give me a chance to die again

Cause freedom is loneliness

Love is a crime against loneliness

Image by Sincerely Media

Mykyta Ryzhykh is a poet from Ukraine. The poet’s poems have been published in magazines and on the portals Soloneba, Littsentr, in the Ukrainian Literary Gazette, Bukovynsky Journal, in Stone Poetry Journal (USA), Tipton Poetry Journal (USA), divot poetry journal (USA), Alternate Route (07/2022, USA), dyst journal (USA), Better Than Starbucks Poetry & Fiction Journal (USA), Allegro Poetry Magazine (USA), Littoral Press (UK).

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