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Between the Bells: poems by Mykyta Ryzhykh

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

church bells, image by Stéphane Chadourne, on Pixabay

I want to die with the snow jump down from the cloud I wish God would remove my freckles I want a dog and a rubber dog mat I want to become a dog and lie with the dog on the rug people still don't know how to love people still don't know how to live


every second i look in the mirror and see god every second in the sky I see god snowflakes flying in the air my freckles have disappeared in the mirror image


Free bird flies between the bells their sound devours and sound creates its own

Mykyta Ryzhykh is a writer from Ukraine. He is the winner of the

international competition «Art Against Drugs», bronze medalist

of the Chestnut House festival, and laureate of the literary competition

named after Tyutyunnik. Mykyta has been published in the journals

Dzvin, Dnipro, Bukovinsky journal, Polutona, Rechport, Topos,

Articulation, Formaslov, Colon, Literature Factory, Literary Chernihiv,

Tipton Poetry Journal, Stone Poetry Journal, Divot journal, 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, and in the Ukrainian literary newspaper.

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