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"Smoke"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

smoke

there was a time / when apples ripened in the sun / and so did we / though life was hard / still we had time / to sit under the apple tree …
"Wire (Unfreedom)"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

surreptitiously

it happens gradually / you’re not aware / surreptitiously it winds around you / binds you / and you think it’s meant to be the…
"Crescent"   by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the pull of you

I hear you calling in the night / your voice silent and clear / it pulls me from my deepest dreams / and brings me to you here
"TheDrainpipe"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

mind walls

it climbs this wall / that it creates / thinks it can find happiness / when it gets to the top
"Harvest"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the grim game

(Mature)
dark light by Alenka Co

dark light

sheltered from the blinding glare
"Drowse" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

drowse

living in / a state of drowse / seeking truth / with closed eyes / while dreaming dreams / to escape / the darkness / of the mind
"Greyness"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the wheel

I try to break free from its spin / and find the spinner to be me
"Hunch"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

beliefs

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

stars of stone

you pin your hopes / on stars of stone / not on the star / that is your own
"Sleepin'Giant"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the sleeper

it’s been such a long, long time / this time of your sleeping / and all the while the suffering / goes on and on and on / but I am a …
"Fall"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the falling

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

to breathe

I need to breathe air full of life / leave this bed, leave this room / walk barefoot on the earth again

sea-mist II

if she wants you, she takes me too / this time I will not let you go
sea-mist by Alenka Co

sea-mist

cloaked in sea-mist you come / riding the waves towards the shore / I cannot tell which wave you’re on / the white manes flying with …

don’t think, don’t look

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

a long way to go

(Mature)

Dark Angel II, 58

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

the kingdom is hers

(Mature)

the defender

there’s a prowling in the dark tonight / the smell of evil in the air / I feel the presence all around / feel the gathering outside /…
"Bearin'Cross" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

shadows

the night was heavy with shadows / the moon a pale ghost drifting / when the voice of darkness came calling / and dragged me from my bed / …

Dark Angel II, 57

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

Dark Angel II, 56

(Mature)

Dark Angel II, 55

(Mature)

86

A lover’s touch, the fingers of sunlight slowly reaching into the darkness, brushing across her skin, lingering until she wakes …
"WallEar"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the listening wall

he tells the wall his hopes and dreams / his fears and many foolish things / to those bricks he voices all the stuff / he has pent up and …

85

Took me a while to work out a way of waking him without waking his demons, too. My first attempts didn’t go well.
"SoapOpera"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

all those bubbles

life? / it’s a soap opera / no, really …. it is / never meant to be taken so …. / seriously / all those bubbles / those …

in his arms

I rest my head on the pillow of the hills / listen to the heartbeat of the land / feel it wrap its warmth around me / and I wake to the ste…
in his arms by Alenka Co

84

Silence again. / As long as I keep quiet they have no idea who they’re dealing with. The Smith&Wesson made enough noise to give …
"Rooster"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

living in a rooster world

you find it strange / living in a rooster world / where one must crow to be heard / and display all, to be seen / where nothing is special …
5.19 a.m. by Alenka Co

5.49 a.m

Smell of the sea on the balcony, sound of the waves rolling in the colours of sunrise, I should have run onto the beach but there are seeds…
67 by Alenka Co

83

Sounds like more than one, and approaching the fire. I shouldn’t have fallen asleep next to it, should I, my corporal. The glow of …
a shattering of glass    by Alenka Co

82

Reassuring, the feel of the Smith&Wesson under the army blanket, and frightening. I’ve only shot paper targets so far.
"Brothers"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

brothers

do you remember when we were young / how little we needed to make life fun / the world was so big and we were so brave / we were inseparabl…
I still wear my Blundstone boots .... by Alenka Co

A Shattering of Glass 81

“Another cuppa?” / He’s being hospitable. What can I say but “thanks”, and watch the tannin brown liquid pou…
"Beard"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

growing old

I’m growing old and yes / for a while there I was repulsed / by the changes happening to me / to my body and my mind / over which, it…

her little boy

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

how

(Mature)
shower of flowers by Alenka Co "BusStop"  by Sergei Rukavishikov by Alenka Co

destination unknown

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

borrowed wings

and you can fly with borrowed wings / but it is not the same
a grand design by Alenka Co when the mist creeps in by Alenka Co on the riverbank by Alenka Co three weeks old today by Alenka Co the last of the cherry blossoms by Alenka Co "Books"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

no limit to the sky

(Mature)
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