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Butugychag

Rating: 3.3
(Eastern Siberia)

From this hillside full of multiple graves
(marked by discs made from the lids of tin cans,
rusty now, stamped with the ID numbers
of Tsarist and reactionary slaves) ,
some with their inhabitants’ remains
exposed to heaven, as if halfway risen,

we look down at the commandant’s old house,
past the howls in the cramped punishment cells,
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