russian girls

Mother calls to her three times every day


inevitably while daughter's ice blue eyes

are found searching the sea for the first sign

that the Siberian winter is finally ending.


She hates the nervous laughter that escapes her

when furtive strangers come too close and she's

sure that her thousand yard stare has betrayed her.


But, in silence her knowledge betrays all hope,

though the days are once again getting longer,

that her father's arms can ever again embrace her.

◄ capture & release

assimilate ►



Tue 26th Mar 2019 16:12

Hi Martin--glad to have your input. It will definitely end, hopefully sooner rather than later ;

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Martin Elder

Sun 24th Mar 2019 15:01

Rachel your work never disappoints and this is no exception. It moves along at its own pace about something that we all look forward to the ending of winter.

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