images by Sergei

"SandGlass"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

sand glass

the glass tilts / and his world shifts / time stands still / while the sand settles / and waits with him
"HeartOnTheBone"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

heart on the bone

I took his boots / so he couldn’t run / couldn’t run / away from me / but away he ran / without his boots / barefoot he ran / l…
Agape by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

Agape

he holds her with hands scarred in battle / shields her body with his / his last drop of blood he will give her / the last breath that he b…
StateOfQuiescence"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

state of quiescence

(Mature)
"OneBlood"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

one blood

(Mature)
"LittleSwansDance"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the little swans’ dance

we can shut our eyes / cover our ears / and beg and plead / we’re not allowed to leave / till the fat egos have sung
"Splash"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the darkness

there is a darkness / denied by closed eyes / into which with eyes wide open / he must dive / there is no choice for him / he must see / mu…
"StickyHeart"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

for loving him

his gentle heart / ripped out for loving her / to punish him / to punish her / for loving him / red, so red / his heart, his blood / like t…
"MusicPieces"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

love notes

(Mature)
"ChainMonster"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

an ordinary man

there was a time / a time so long ago / he barely can remember / when he was a man / an ordinary man / with all the passions / all the ne…
"Cocoon"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

cocoon

light as air / delicate as silk / the cocoon / in which she hides / hides her true self / from the world / from eyes that would / corrode…
'Becoming Human' by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

transformation

she tells no-one of this / for who would believe her
"DecayShipOfHope"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the ship of ghosts

on a night when the clouds ride with the moon / when the waves gently roll with the sea / a ghostly ship out of nowhere appears / and silen…
"ScarecrowHarvest"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

conversations with dog

we are a weird lot, dog / us humans, I mean / the things we do / to keep the world at bay / we just don’t want to live / with what&…
'Quiet' by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

to be human

She didn’t want to leave him / Didn’t want to go to where-ever the dead go
UndergroundPiper"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

it’s your songs the birds sing

the outcast / the wounded / the invisible / no-one sees you / no-one hears you / no-one knows that you even exist / hidden you are from the…

for love

you ask me why I do it / why I ride to my death this night / it is for love, my son / for love we ride to battle / a battle we can’t …
"Arthur"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

what’s love got to do with it?

then out with the claws / fangs bared in snarls / as love of self / defends itself
"Bandages"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

love

love sees the hurt in the eyes / hears the silent crying / feels the pain that’s held inside / the loneliness of sorrow / and love re…
"BearGirl"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

don’t listen to them

child, don’t you worry / don’t be upset / you are unique / don’t you listen to them / they’re creatures not happy /…
"Cages"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

constructs

talking about the light / and fighting / so much fighting and blood / about whose delusion is right
"Chaotic"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

balancing chaos

sometimes it feels / like it’s all chaos out there / all chaos in here / like we’re balancing / precariously / and getting it …
"Madam"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

wombat poo and the meaning of life

I don’t need you to tell me the meaning of life / it’s 42, okay? how simple can it be? / (thanks, Douglas …. I hope you&…
"Coalette"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the way back home

I don’t know how / to get back home / I’ve made a wheel / a wheel of bones / to take me back / back to the darkness / the darkn…

through cat’s eyes

(Mature)
"GodsInTwilight"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

clipped wings

(Mature)

running away with the circus

“Wants to join the circus, it says,” said the cigar. / “Are you ssseriousss?!” said the cobra, stretching up for a…
"CheapestShow"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the cheapest show

“What is it?” / said the tall man / with the axe in his back. / “Half eagle, half lion, / it looks a right mess,̶…
"DeadLights"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

green light

comes a time when we realize we’re drowning / drowning in stuff that once seemed to matter so much / trapped, bound and smothered by …
"Siberiada"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

your presence

you are not here , not yet / but I feel your presence all around / the cool touch of your fingers / on my neck and cheeks / your breath mis…
"Pyramid"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

and earth asks why

why do you fear / to lie with me / to let me take you / in my arms / in deep embrace / and let / your flesh and blood / your skin and bo…
"Plague" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the furies

and the furies rage down from the skies / while all the things that mattered once / hold us trapped with nowhere to go
"Choir" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

a choir of diamonds

Okay, boys ….. ah-one, two, three ….. / “Diamonds are ….” / Come on! Come on! Bellow it out! / Fred! What&…
"CagedArtist"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

caged artist

cut off his fingers, he’ll work with toes / deny him paint, he’ll use his blood / take his eyes but still he’ll see / wit…
"AutumnBreath"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

when the wind calls

she runs through the trees / bare toes barely touch ground / and the trees drop their leaves / a desperate attempt / to hold her and keep …
"BlueInBed"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

“and in the morning” by Muds

though he dreamt of this very act over a million marched miles, he has lost his heart to the endless death of campaign
"Superiority"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

she

her words are few / her voice is soft / with gentleness / she speaks to him / and he knows / that she can see / behind the mask / he wears…
"FuriousElephant"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

rage

and the masses tut / from their comfy chair / so smug they are / and unaware / of the dormant beast / inside of them
"Italy"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

golden days

your todays are spent dreaming of yesterday / while around you your world crumbles away / and only pigeons and I hear the music you play
"WolfishLove"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the hunger

(Mature)
"StoneFire"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

core

let me rest / my cold, cold bones / here inside / your fire of stones / take me back / into your core / let me feel / your warmth once more…
"WaitingForTheApple"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the last apple

wake up, little one …. / somebody comes ….. / it’s that creature with no fur and long hair …..
"FrogTraveler"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the spell

they say it drank all the water / that’s why the earth is so parched / they say it ate all the trees / that’s why the air is so…
"Shaman"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the fall

God, if You’re listening / if You even exist / I beg You to tell me / why it has to be like this / I’ve tried to accept / that …

barely scratching the surface

they tell me it’s my choice / they say I’m the driver and the navigator / and I’m the one in charge of my destiny, my li…

follow me

march in step, kid / follow me / beat that drum / I know you’re brave / and strong and true / you can carry the gun / and pull the tr…
"Clownistica"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

grab my string

Go ask your Daddy, he will pay / Daddy will pay, ‘cos it’s what daddies do / It’s why he works all day and night time too
"CoffeeDance"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

“the smell of coffee, freshly ground ……

I’d wake up to the smell of coffee drifting into my bedroom. In the kitchen my father’s making coffee on the wood stove, fire …

love’s burden

she asks him why he stays with her / when she causes him so much pain / she knows she demands too much of him / more than can be expected o…
"OwnBurden"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

own burden

love what we do / and it doesn’t matter how hard it is / how much pain it causes us / we make the sacrifices / do the work / do whate…
"General'sWife"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

greed

I know greed, I know it well / the wanting more / the wanting more than I need / a second pair of shoes because they are on sale / a splur…
"MightyTouch" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

touch

you want to touch, / to hold in your hands / and with your arms embrace / and grasp, / but perhaps some things / were never meant / for g…
"InstitutionalSlaughter"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

a pink umbrella and pink cape

while somewhere / up ahead / the bleating of / the Judas sheep / is leading them with / with the promises of / a better life here and aft…