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"And the Sky" by Mykyta Ryzhykh


Title image shows a sattelite view of the whole Earth, with the northern hemisphere covered in snow.

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Published May 1st, 2023

And the Sky

by Mykyta Ryzhykh
(Nova Kakhovka, Kherson, Ukraine)

and the sky is still falling on my head
but I do not believe the sky in the ceiling of the bombed-out room

little children dream of becoming adults
although adults do not believe in the existence of adults

birds fly over the heads of the non-existent

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 Wax International:
Lost Culture

by Patricia Pedrus

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