Posted by Dale Wilsey Jr. | Posted in boston.com , Chechen , Chechnya , couples , dale wilsey jr , death , Diana Markosian , distance , equality , girls , honor killing , Islam , love , Ruslan Akhtkhanov , seperatism , the big picture , women | Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012
|Copyright Diana Markosian (source)|
Icy sea distancing hands.
The only injuries we incur are
broken hearts or wounded pride.
How many are afraid to risk even those.
In Chechnya, a woman's lips
mark her for death.
Yet, in the crackling heat of distance,
all thoughts of consequences burn away.
Reaching branches grow
across the void, defiant of an end.
The heart takes root;
|Ruslan Akhtkhanov's family mourn his death. Copyright Diana Markosian.|