“Investigation — fear…”

Investigation –– fear
What broke us?
-–against drops, against walls.
Did we appear to anyone afterwards?
Only to you alone, oh God.
And You protect my hand
When I throw
millet of words.
And I will betray right away –– wait for me
at the embankment
on the shore
I’ll make sure
I escape
from them.
Translated from the Russian by Anna Halberstadt


Maria Vladimirovna “Masha” Alyokhina (born 1988) is a Russian political activist. She is a member of the anti-Putinist punk rock group Pussy Riot who has been imprisoned for her political poetry, performance, and activism against the Putin regime in Russia

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