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I Read Irkadura

(Ksenia Ankse's novel Irkadura, in case you were wondering.)

I read Irkadura
Because Ksenia said so.
Before too long though
It was all I could do.

Even at the party
I followed Pavlik
And all the other fliers
Into Moscow's dark skies.

Later, after the laptop closed
I wrote her an email
And tried to say thank you
But not using those words.

Later she disbelieved
Questioned my true motives.
Even though with typos
I would not change a word.

Irkadura was great
Truly a masterpiece.
All those who disagree
Simply haven't read it.

July 28, 2014.