A physicist with a world name
He couldn’t figure out the math.
The university had not paid scientist salaries for months.
Of the research assistants that he had
three left, one wound up dead.
There are riots on the streets each day. There are four hour lines for bread.
Equations blooming in his mind
are so precise and so right,
but he cannot afford to pay his bills. His wife cries every night. Continue reading
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Tagged common people, iron curtain, life, Poem, poetry, political, prestroyka, russia, Russian, soviet
I am calling upon all my monsters and beasts out there, On the creatures that lurk, and the glittering eyes in the dark; There are few of us left, soon we will disappear forever. Well, at least we have lived … Continue reading
Dedicated to Denny I never gave up loving you, I buried you inside. I close my eyes and see the poplar trees … Continue reading
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Tagged abkhazia, Berlin wall, civil war, collapse, Georgia, iron curtain, love, Poem, poetry, russia, soviet union, war
Я мечусь, как зверь за решеткой, бьюсь об прутья, пугая толпу. Ярость жидким металлом в глотке: “Отпустите, я так не могу!” Этот век, этот мир – все чужое. Всe равно я порву эту цепь, легендарной свистящей стрелою устремлюсь я в … Continue reading
Part 2: Overcrowding I am not going to go into the usual concerns associated with the word: the impending doom of dwindling resources; the inevitable competition between various human populations; the destruction of habitats and species; the potential for … Continue reading
I finally did it – my Julie Deshtor author website is up and running. You can find it at http://deshtor.com as well we http://juliedeshtor.com. Coming up next is the “Letters to Phoenix” Goodreads book giveaway, followed by a press release … Continue reading
I have decided to start a new series of post regarding the things that bother me regarding the modern world. Any thoughts and comments are welcome. Part 1 What bothers me about modernity is the dissipation of normal human social … Continue reading