translated by
Tzoutzi Mantzourani

 

I see you in my sleep.

You’re sixteen
With your old voice
Your lightened smile

And I say
Just in case, I forget the year of 1990
When the sea got into the house-

Apocalypse’s monster-
Had it been that I ‘ve written a poem
Tonight-

You would have had something
From the refrigerator’s
Aura

‘round your hair.

 

     A Mythical Day, Endymion Editions, Athens, 2014