Untitled Poem | Mykyta Ryzhykh

I want to be a killer sleeping on crumpled grass
I want to be buried in crumpled grass

I want to kill
I want to be

Buried under the grass is a home for worms and insects
The buried has no room for error

I want to kill the war
I want to be home

Mykyta Ryzhykh was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2023 and 2024 and has been published many times in Ukrainian and English, with work appearing in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Third Wednesday, Cosmic Double, Dialogist, Consequence, and other journals.