Wanton, or: Pilmeni

A 'Septolet' Russia's attacks risk causing nuclear catastrophe. Power is restored to Ukrainian nuclear power stations. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Binging on Russia-Ukraine War information

My personal perspective on Eastern Europe For most of my life I don't want to overgeneralize so let's be clear that I only represent myself - one individual descendent of Jews from Eastern Europe (i.e. Ashkenazim). My parents grew up in the USSR, as did my grandparents, and all of my ancestors, according to genetics… Continue reading Binging on Russia-Ukraine War information

Dam’d if you do, or: You don’t

A 'Septolet' Russian officials claim Ukraine's planning hydroelectric Kakhovka Dam's destruction Moscow intends to scapegoat Kyiv. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Playgrounds, or: Battlegrounds

A 'Septolet' A Russian missile hits a Ukrainian playground. Putin declares: "No regrets about Russia's actions." Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Defeating Russia, or: A bridge too far

A 'Septolet' An explosion causes the Kerch Bridge to collapse. The Ukrainian government tweets: "Sick burn." Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

End date, or: Expiration

A 'Kōel' breath eternal levels earth in entirety bedrock beneath buffeted, burst, broken blown away, remnants of society Kōel? Kōel is an onomatopoeia form patterned after the caw of the bird of the same name. The male bird makes a Coo coO sound while the female makes a sharp kik kik kik. The poetic form… Continue reading End date, or: Expiration

Humanity hadn’t heeded

The desolated houses were all variations of the same story; those that had weathered the bombings had been abandoned to the elements many years ago. Pealing paint, rusted kitchen appliances, splintered chairs and couches, tattered silk cushions… Humanity hadn't heeded its prophets. Burdie sighed as she adjusted her worn gas mask and checked her remaining… Continue reading Humanity hadn’t heeded