The Anti-Crisis Suite

The English version of Антикризисной сюиты, a short prose-poetry collection that I first self-published in 2013.
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Дата публикации: 2017-01-18
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Leonard Zinovyev ANTI-CRISIS SUITE: Five Prose Poems 2013


Leonard Zinovyev..............................................................................................................1 ...........................................................................................................................................1 ANTI-CRISIS SUITE:......................................................................................................1 Five Prose Poems 2013......................................................................................................1 The Light at the End of the Tunnel....................................................................................3 Press Cuttings....................................................................................................................4 Dirty Dancing....................................................................................................................5 Blessing in Disguise..........................................................................................................6 In the Name of Recursion, Amen......................................................................................7 2

The Light at the End of the Tunnel The fading light at the end of the tunnel was the taillight of the rear car, and the tunnel itself appeared to be looped. Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist finally found common ground. 3


Press Cuttings He dreamed that he was cutting articles and pictures out of newspapers and magazines, and mumbled in his sleep: “Hey, I’m living it up!” 4

Dirty Dancing “May I invite you for a dance?” the first one said. “There are two of us, we will be in the highlight, while there will be something wrong with others. They will turn green with envy, and eat their hearts out, watching us as if they had nothing else to do.” Having heard the provocative piece, the second one retorted with: “No more situation comedies. Error-deletion-and-correction comedies are wanted. Quartering comedies and torso murder comedies are wanted. Large-scale troop inspections. Quarter-life comedies. We live in the Era of Torso Murders.” So the music video characters killed each other, and went their separate ways in delight, to meet each other again later. 5

Blessing in Disguise “I’m in a panic! Let me out of the toy shop!” she thought to herself. “So many options…. I was not prepared to face this…Who’s imitating? I’m sick and tired of them!... Financial stress and strain… The upbeat reality won’t transform into a fairytale … Will I be able to keep it real if I escape?... My head is still there, but it is not bright at all … Stay where you are. No tunnels for you … Your laziness is safe and easy, and nobody’s hurt!”… “I wish we had been taught social surrealism as students!” thought the civil registrar, and said: “I declare you husband and wife!” 6

In the Name of Recursion, Amen “Faulty programs, faulty cites! You can pick and choose!” “I would rather choose none, thank you!” I thought back to something I had not known before. Not as if I were an adult. It’s time to go to sleep instead of going elsewhere. I forgot the banana attic that had been closed by someone of mature age. I was alone, and no one was watching. I ascended the stair to the closed door, from behind which, as I expected, bananas would tumble. In the attic, I faced the closed door into the past. It felt bored, and gravity did not make me scared of falling off the stair. But how else would I have learned that there was height? I woke up at 5 a. m. In the name of recursion, amen. 7

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