they lost the sea a long time ago. they had to believe in the country as ascendant, powerful again. all they made off that land in the east, farming it, working it, was indispensable to the world. so roll the dice, old school style with tanks and battalions. the one in power decided it for them, the time was now, give your grown men for the military, the only chance was by land. a great many families got crushed up and swallowed. for what? by omission the whole thing was a lie.  #katyamills

on the front lines

they dig the trenches and play cards they 

wash in the river and hang their cottons

on a line to dry swap stories to stay warm
cooking over a stove they lock load and shoot their rifles
@ the likeness of Putin. shouting
when they hit between the eyes
long live Ukraine!