Runways of Runaways

Smoke unfurls under a light,

midnight Cowboys and Cowgirls stalk steady

half-dressed streets, runways of runaways.

They are unfinished manuscripts scattered

around work desks of desperation.

Discarded humans are here

consumed at the pleasure of others.

What happens when

you are under a light,

would you

unfurl too?

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Zhenya Yevtushenko is one of the sons of the late poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. He is a published translator, a former substitute teacher and funeral home consultant. Currently, Zhenya has resumed pursuing his undergraduate degrees in Political Science, History and English. Zhenya aspires to become a Foreign Service Officer and a literary translator. He resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma and owes his inspiration to his brothers, his mother, and to the love of his life, Olivia.

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