Five Poems

I drink the blood of a fox who smiles at me as if 
I could someday found the capital of a huge empire

I drink the death of a fox as if 
I were grass in which the dead body will gradually drown

I drink death 
I am an unborn fox child

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the parrot repeats after me as if my phrases are smart and mean something
the human child also repeats after me –

what for?

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the ant's revenge
   is a pleasant tickling 
      of my knee

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no one died except the pig
people thank god for food

the farm is falling asleep

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the bird outside the window 
disappears along with the drops 
of autumn rain

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Mykyta Ryzhykh has been published in the journals Dzvin, Dnipro, Bukovinsky, Tipton Poetry Journal , Stone Poetry, Divot , dyst journal, Superpresent Magazine, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Alternate Route , Better Than Starbucks Poetry & Fiction Journal, Littoral Press , Book of Matches , on the portals Ice Floe Press, Litcenter and “Soloneba”.