Steven Federle

(1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

Russian Tanks Gather At The Ukrainian Border


armies in the night, steel
wheels scrape
the sacred earth.

Gogol once rode here, troika
flying over drifts, wind
blistering his open lips
as laughing he drew in
the Russian cold.

So many dead souls,
to be bought and sold...

fodder
for Russian tanks

Submitted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 14, 2014

Topic(s): war


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