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
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