Katia Kapovich

(1960 / Kishinev / Soviet Union)

Katia Kapovich Poems

1. To the Quarry and Back 5/27/2015
2. A Change of Wind 12/5/2017
3. Cossacks and Bandits 12/5/2017
4. The Ferry 12/5/2017
5. A Portrait of a Dog as an Older Guy 12/5/2017
6. To the Quarry and Back 12/5/2017
7. IN THE BATHHOUSE 12/5/2017
8. AT THE KISHINEV SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND MUTE CHILDREN 12/5/2017
9. They've killed the rat that lived alone 12/5/2017
10. CALL-UP 12/5/2017
11. A PAPER PLANE TO NOWHERE 12/5/2017
12. LOCKED OUT 12/5/2017
13. APARTMENT 75 12/5/2017
14. HERO 12/5/2017

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A Change of Wind

On the eighth day he coined the word "alone"
and saw that it was as good as everything else.
A yellow school bus rattled down the lane,
a wind blew in a drainpipe, strong, mellifluous.

I brought two empty crates to the parking lot,
watched neighbors with briefcases and car keys.
At noon a mailman passed by where I sat
invisible, like a tree among trees.

Why, why, I asked. I wanted to know why,
but only scared a squirrel that dropped his acorn
when my voice broke silence unexpectedly—
a white noise in a wireless telephone.

My ...

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