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"The River of Tears" by Mykyta Ryzhykh


Title image shows a blonde-haired woman in a black leather jacket looking toward a fast moving, blurred street in front of her.

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Published May 1st, 2023

The River of Tears

by Mykyta Ryzhykh
(Nova Kakhovka, Kherson, Ukraine)

lack of letters
to describe the river
flowing backwards

cold knees are silent
watery eyes
water becomes tears

the river
of tears
to flow

Mykyta Ryzhykh is the winner of the international competition, Art Against Drugs, bronze medalist of the festival Chestnut House, and laureate of the literary competition named after Tyutyunnik. Published in Tipton Poetry Journal, Stone Poetry Journal, Divot Journal, Dyst Journal, Superpresent Magazine, Allegro Poetry Magazine, and others.

This poem is included in Poetry World #6, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in Axil Poetry and Art:
Ode to the Not-So-Perfect Crush

by Mary Ini Okaka

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