Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

Economy by Maria Stadnicka

I am not a silent poet

(for Timothy Snyder)

At first, we reduced the water supply.

The poisoned city wells dried up.

The light burnt the crops.

At sunset, everything crumbled into a black peace.

Then somehow we got used to an economy of words.

We collected ideas and thoughts in one book.

We spent the days memorising chapters.

For those trapped in the outer world,

for the privilege of staying alive.


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