written by: Lali Tsipi Michaeli
translated by: Oded Peled
Russian soldier rapes a Ukrainian girl
And another soldier.
And one more.
And the latter says:
When you grow up, remember
Who we are, the Russians.
Her parents are
Already just mere bodies.
She is a new orphan.
The blood is liquid and hot red.
They were shot in front of her eyes.
She’s seen it all,
Heard it all,
With screaming mouth.
There is no father and no mother
To the world too.
And yes, she will definitely remember
Who are the Russians.
Lali Tsipi Michaeli
Lali Tsipi Michaeli is an Israeli poet. She immigrated from Georgia to Israel at the age of 7. She has published six poetry books so far. Attended international poetry festivals. She was part of a residency program for talented writers in New York in 2018. Her books have been translated into foreign languages in New York, India, France, Italy, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Turkey, China, among other countries. Michaeli was defined by Prof. Gabriel Moked as "Urban-Erotic Poet" in his book "In real-time" and considered innovative by critics. In the Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry Competition, she won the Poiesis International Award for Excellence In Poetry (2020). And in the international poetry festival in Romania she won the European Grand Prix for Po-etry (2021).
Latest posts by Lali Tsipi Michaeli (see all)
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