16925 - When on your flag

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Panayiotis Diamadis

When on your flag
you are able to add
two recognitions
then it becomes
more humane
and just
because it protects
the innocent
through justice
from the barbarians’
who would like
to extinguish
even the stars
so that may not be visible
the constellation
of the cross
of the South.