The body which did not bend

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Angeliki Papadopoulou

When you touched my ribs
and felt the two holes
you said nothing.
You knew how deep the wound was
and there was no reason
for you to talk.

When you bent over my side
and felt the broken bone
you could not stand any longer.
You cried upon the mouth
that no longer had
a tongue.

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