MARIUPOL: YOU DON’T KNOW HOW YOUR LIFE COULD TURN

Left: A wedding photo. Right: Anastasiya’s building. Photos from Anastasiya’s archives.

I was afraid that the house would collapse and we would be dying slowly and painfully under the rubble. I thought: if we must die, it’s better to die quickly.

Left: Anastasiya’s building. Right: The cars burnt in the yard.
Left: Cooking on the open fire. Right: Explosion craters filled in with garbage.
Left: Lola. Right: The yard.
Left: Two walls rule. Right: The damage.
Left: Looting. Right: Volodymyr cleaning a frozen fish he had managed to get.

The Russians are everywhere now. Only Azovstal stands. Maybe, it still stands.

Left: Mariupol before the war. Right: Anastasiya.
Family photos.
Mariupol Icon of the Mother of God.

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Zarina Zabrisky is the author of IRON and CUTE TOMBSTONE, EXPLOSION, a poetry book GREEN LIONS, and a novel WE, MONSTERS. More at www.zarinazabrisky.com.

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Zarina Zabrisky

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Zarina Zabrisky is the author of IRON and CUTE TOMBSTONE, EXPLOSION, a poetry book GREEN LIONS, and a novel WE, MONSTERS. More at www.zarinazabrisky.com.

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