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Diary of a Menshevik:


In 2012 Nikolai Raisov, a Menshevik of uncertain age, died in Dublin.

He was found with notebooks of various quality containing writing of varying clarity.

In one of the older notebooks this was found-

Trouble in the peapod

It’s cramped in here

Not enough room for all of me

As it should be

When the telephone rings,

great ugly black bug of a thing,

the whole place vibrates.

but the phone will ring

in the peapod

and shake up everything important.

It keeps the spark ignited

between the world outside

and the things that drive

Thanks to Detective Sgt. Connor O’Connor for access to the records.