Dmitry Blizniuk

It Will Start One Day
July 20, 2023 Blizniuk Dmitry

It Will Start One Day


you know, it will start one day, the ebb
of creative dreams.
the reality of life will stand naked, without words or magic.
reefs, the bones of sunken schooners,
rusty serrated metal, fatigue,
the mumbling of an old man with furry eyebrows
sitting in the bright sun.
you feel with your bare feet the old lines of poetry,
the drying shells of the words once written,
of things already experienced. the ebb, wet, wet sand,
and dirty pearls.
and then I’ll see the aurora of a distant dementia,
but just before that, I’ll see again my young wife,
her hair, and the sun reflecting in it
that looks like a baby ostrich reflecting in a piano lid…

Dmitry Blizniuk is a poet from Ukraine. His most recent poems have appeared in Rattle, The Nation, The London Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, Another Chicago Magazine, and many others.. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is also the author of The Red Fоrest (Fowlpox Press, 2018). His poems have been awarded RHINO 2022  Translation Prize. He lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.