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.