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Bring her back

written by: Sofia Kioroglou

@poet.gr

 

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.

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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