Poem

Photo by Zippora Lux: Celestial Cat

The path I’m following
Is a surefire road to hell.

But from there, by a velvet ladder,
Warbling blithesome ditties,
I’ll return to earth
Tucked out as a tomcat on the roof.

And I’ll live with a little girl
In her little pink, prim bedroom,
And I’ll be purring softly again
But about what nobody’ll know.

Yuri Odarchenko
Quite a Day (1949)
The Bitter Air of Exile: Russian Writers in the West, 1922-1972

Photo by Zippora Lux: Celestial Cat

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