Tenarevyč – F43.1

F43.1


all hands and a razor bent face round inside a mirror inside the eyes every other morning flustered flaccid and gaunt head chopped off by the edge of throat and uniform fit for choking only chattering always chattering to myself whilst shaving sharing only obscenities with other soldiers pulling too tight on the skin pulling faces grimacing it is grimacing eating up teeth fewer and fewer I see of them then none less a person and more of a patient penitent to the point of choking gaunt lungs gasping hands grasping for air

I cannot sleep
 
 
 
***


s
ky
sc
ra
pe
rs hate
the heat because
then people fa
                    ll
                    fr
                    om
                    th
                    em (there’s
even a myth that the air
is purer at speed)

carshatetheheat
becausepeople!die
injams
(sometimes even with
an engine still working)

shops hate the heat
because then people go there
to cool rather than buy a can of coke
(sometimes drinks

vanish
 


)

people worship the heat
because then they can offer
a glass of iced tea

instead of themselves
 
 
Bio
 
Tenarevyč is a young Ukrainian author currently dabbling in literary language experiments.

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