Bring Her Back written by Sofia Kioroglou at

Bring Her Back

Bring her back

written by: Sofia Kioroglou


Six draped female figures
Greet me on the porch of the Erechtheion
Enchanting maiden dancers beckoning me
With baskets of live reeds on their heads

Waving their hands on the balcony
Immaculately attired and coiffed
The maidens of Karyai weeping over their looted sister
Stranded alone in the cold British museum

I try to wipe a tear off their eyes
And all I get is a dirty look
“Not acting is conniving” she whispered
Alas, one angry stare from you is worse than Gehinnom *


 *Gehinnom is a small valley in Jerusalem and the Jewish and Christian analogue of hell.

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