The Exclusion Zone
This place is a regime of strict control,
completely deserted, all closed forever.
Radiation is the invisible danger,
you swallow sunlight and it kills you,
no smoking for real, they say
no eating outside,
radioactive dust bites the air.
It all goes to your intestines,
you'll be fucked big time.
Touching any vegetation is forbidden,
you'll vomit on collapsed roofs
with charred paint of spineless
books that once cried, fury
All dust and decay in your bones
No drinking water from Babushka pond,
singing old believer gospels, fish
that go along with a man named God, fighting
against his fire, and biting
at his reflection.
It's repression without anyone existing.
And repression without a ditch to be thrown into,
savage, and bleeding from the gut,
festering on the history of your skin.
You touch a wall, it could collapse.
You knock on a door,
and you could become a victim.
What's there to even show them?
The dust beneath my feet are the remains of a child.
My hands gut the receiving earth,
gutting not men but populations, mass men, that build Kupovate soot from decaying lambskins.
The cross down the way leads
to an iron gate,
how you touch it is up to you,
Christian ideals consummate
something so hypothetically utopian:
work like Job,
die like an (r)evolution,
day in and day out,
drink vodka when Christ has risen,
the shit from our naked ancestors
come naturally after nineteen centuries.
Our civilization, the worst it can do,
cannot yet destroy itself,
but only drag, deeply wounded,
on and on and on for centuries -
And then man will run its course.
I love my native land and my graves,
I'm wildly morbid like the rotting flesh
the government has made me wear.
if I didn't come back,
I would've died.
I've come back to give them their decay.
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