translated by Patricia Felisa Barbeito

She has learnt the lesson:
All breaks must be dealt with quickly
Detached bits glued to whatever is within reach
Hand to foot
Finger to eye
Nose to belly
Ear to heel
So that everything may be pieced back together --
crookedly
the wrong way round
grotesquely even --
In time before her sundered parts
Are sucked in by the latest state of the art
Electric Vacumm.

 

    Νormal people with a plume and a brindled tail, Gavrielides Publications, Athens, 2014