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for Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich
Far away women:
lines lead up to your lives
from the North and East,
places we find unfamiliar.
But your faces speak clearly behind the glass
where you sit poised, like queens. Koponeba.
Far too fine for a circus and a cage.
Cectpbi, they can't hold you much longer