translated by Patricia Felisa Barbeito

As of today
You live your life underwater
In the darkness of the deep
Struggling to emit
Your own light
Swimming
Like those freakish deep-sea fish
With that little lantern dangling gutlike
In front of them
Always in danger of falling prey
To divers’ disease
Of having your blood fill with water
Of becoming
An air bubble
Of being extinguished in that immensity
Rolling around in a
Colossal
Cosmic
Tear

 

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