translated by Theodoros Chiotis

 

the country is suffering
from viral hemorrhagic fever

a weak spring
and a headache
hospitality manifest as a rash

a nymph of ominous times
coming from Senegal
slept at Antikythera

sleep might as well be
a defence against wayfaring

the environment
is not that natural
immature mammals
breastfeed immaturely

so what if we are
the best hosts

the blame
will always fall
on a
         red
                breast

 


     In the Style of An Indian, Melani Publications, Athens, 2014