The Rescue

Our Refrigerator
2016

translated by Natalia-Rozalia Avlona

Τhe captain is determined -
Immediate ship abandon
Two lifejackets
Folded inside the proper container
At the lifeguard's hands
-who owns a special certificate-
Our hands lay awkwardly
Τhe hearings are blurring
From the sea to the loudspeaker
The timbre of the cry, unknown
The taste of the sea, known
Instead of fear - the anticipation
Instead of the upcoming end - the rescue
A dirge from Mani sounds
The woman sings in the village square
Her song cannot reach the bottom of the sea
It is the only thing rescued

  Our Refrigerator, To Rodakio editions, Athens, 2012

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