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A Zipper That Jammed Halfway

written by: Sofia Kioroglou

 

Walking through the Old City of Jerusalem
over cobblestones slick with rain,
I drink in the sensory rush

In its tumults, I heave and roll like a ship
the echoes of the wind reverberating more
like a Swiss milkmaid than a strangled cat

The drumming of winter rain
that deep chord of familiarity
stirring a welter of emotions indefinable

Caught between the past and the present,
like a zipper jammed halfway, with metal teeth
ground to a halt, peace is digging its heels in

To get it, sometimes you have to let it go
by grabbing the stalled tongue and yanking it hard
the friction, a tertium quid camp.

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou is an award-winning poet, 2017 Best of the Net Award nominee, published writer, editor and translator. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and the co-editor of a handbook for Supply Chain Managers. Her poems have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, and a number of literary journals and printed books that include: Dumas de Demain, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Your One Phonecall, Lunaris Review, VerseWrights, Galway Review, The Outlaw Poetry Network,The Festival For Poetry, Degenerate Poetry, Verse-Virtual, Spillwords, In Between Hangovers,Odyssey.pm, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, The Blue Nib, Poetry Super Highway, Ariel Chart, Halcyon Days, Ashvamegh, Fractal.gr, Winamop, and Glance to name but a few.
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