ocher red

only the polar birch

fur and pine

damp wallpaper and mice

that Volga village

summer says remember

Grandfather Two

the blind are closer

dacha life

the stench of official boots

a sham, a show

the theft of plums

mostly a person from days past

an old city

when you left

crane booms and tall trees

on two sides of the road

icebound between

fish, fish, fish

hot potatoes, hot potatoes

I knew those flowers

peonies like that

everything was in the way not handy

something of a fastidious mouse