the writing and photography of Neil Kramer

Lake Pleshcheyevo

You’re old, with not much life, attached to long plastic tubes.   How many years has it been since you unbuttoned Fanya’s blouse by Lake Pleshcheyevo?    Remember how the freckles on her chest were as numerous as the stars in the Russian sky.  Re-live it, old man.   Re-live the passion as the Filipino nurse stabs you in the arm with another antibiotic.

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  1. Alison

    Wow, Neil.

  2. SciFi Dad

    Fuck. I hope he isn’t suffering.

  3. Lojo

    Wow. Just. Wow.

  4. gabrielle

    Wow, dude. You nailed it. More of this, please.

    (And also, I’m so sorry about your FIL. It’s hard for us, the healthy ones, to watch our loved ones slowly die, and my thoughts are with you and your family.)

  5. flutter

    this was pretty fabulous

  6. wench

    it was just yesterdaY.


  7. sas

    wow. thats poetry.

  8. furiousball

    sad and beautiful. neil, well done.

  9. kenju

    You brought tears to my eyes. I certainly hope he is reliving the past.

  10. Heather

    Ah…you see now.

    Well done friend.

  11. Akaky

    you’re being depressing, Neil

  12. Dana

    Neil, this is stunning. As good as any prose poem I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot of them.

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