An Afternoon in Kyiv, poetry by Gerry Stefanson at

An Afternoon in Kyiv

An Afternoon in Kyiv

written & performed by: Gerry Stefanson


so long ago yet so yesterday
so much grief yet so outweighed
any communiqué.

summer time, sky is clear (bombers left)
summer time, rubble piles still on most blocks (bombers left)
summer time, warm – soft wind- happy voices (bombers left)

fields stretch forever again, wheat feeds the world again
fields interrupted by towns, villages, even cities again
fields and settlement re-grow and many patches of sunflowers.

Anastasia with Aneta with Zoya play and ponder
yet so never ask father – mother all the why’s
like why sunflowers are now called Baba’s.

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