images by Sergei

let the teddy-bears dance

with a big silly grin

waiting

he gave me my supper / he didn’t finish his / he patted me, told me to wait / said he’d be back soon / I followed him to the ga…

clipped wings

they hang in the wardrobe now

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…

the place where you have hidden him

the night has curled into itself / strains of music drift and probe the dark / and gently leaf and touch forgotten memories until / they co…
Agape by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the unprepared

look at them / blithely skipping along / completely unaware / of the stillness / the silence / everywhere / their life has been easy / the…
"Forest"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co "TeddyLand"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co "Planets" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co "GodsInTwilight"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co "Siberiada"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

your presence

you are not here , not yet / still I feel your presence all around / the cool touch of your fingers on my skin / your breath misting around…

Agape

he is losing her / he can see it in eyes that cannot look at him / in tears that well from a sadness she can’t share with him / if he…
"RadioActivity"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

his music

I ask him how can he play such music / how can he sing love songs / when all around us the world is dying / and we won’t be here all …
"MauserTrigger"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

war child

that’s / not a toy / he holds / in his hands / he knows / how to use it / how to kill
"CheapestShow"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

running away with the circus

“I think it looks sharp,” said the axe. “We could do with another attraction.”
"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 StateOfQuiescence"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

state of quiescence

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

cocoon

light as air / delicate as silk / the cocoon / in which she hides / from the world / from eyes that would / corrode her soul / break her he…
"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’s out …
"Arthur"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

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 …

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…
"Cages"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

constructs

talking about the light / and fighting / so much fighting and blood / about whose delusion is right
"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

she

(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…
"WinglessCity"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the wingless city

dark, cobbled streets / he walks alone / walks alone / where once he flew / above the rooftops / and the domes / where now the ravens /…
"Sunny" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the promise

she promised you / she would return / one day she would return / and you hold the warmth / of her last touch / the glow / of her last kiss…
"SeaShoreScars" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the wounded soul

in the dark of night / it softly weeps / and prowls the shore / in search of peace / it begs the sea / to wash its wounds / it begs the mo…
"MusicGrave" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

tin whistle

she doesn’t know why they’re angry / doesn’t know what she’s done wrong / it makes no sense at all to her / all she…
"HarlequinEnvy"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the music plays on

there was a time / when he amused the boy / with the music he played / the stories he told / a time when it was he / who made the boy laugh…
"Eternity" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

eternity

it’s the boredom that gets to you / boredom punctuated with panic attacks / when it finally hits you that this is it / and all the…
"MoonGirl"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

moonbeam

you were born in the dark hours / a sunbeam reflected on a moonbeam / you sparkled in the night / too soon your light dulled to a flicker …
"TheSkyMovesSideways"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the howling cry

the lone wolf howls / all through the night / it howls all through the day / a howling cry / of loss and grief / that rips the skies apart …
"Pressure"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the little things

it’s the little things / like putting on our boots / so the whole planet / doesn’t have to wear concrete / to accommodate our…
"Balloon"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

doing her own thing

she grew up believing / she could do anything / be anything / anything at all / her only limits were those / she set for herself / she did…
"Memory"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the memory

by the fire he squats / watches the flames / render his past to ash / every word / every photograph / every trace of him / every memory but…
"EarthHat"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the meeting

they seemed so ….. harmless at first / those naked little bodies / running around, so puny and vulnerable / who’d have thought …
"Lullaby"  by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the stories we tell

the stories we tell our children / the songs we sing to them / what monsters do we put into their heads / what fears do we instil / the st…
"SheDidn'tKnowWhatWindIs" by Sergei Rukavishnikov by Alenka Co

the calling of the wind

she didn’t hear him calling / he didn’t call her name / she didn’t feel his passion / didn’t play his game / no da…
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