21431 - Our church

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Angeliki Papadopoulou

Our church
is the spirit
of Byzantium
which won
the iconoclasts
and this thing you should
each time
you are kissing
an icon
because you couldn’t
without it
and you would see
an empty building
of course if it existed
after the disappearance
of each icon
so if you don’t resist
it is like working
as a collaborator
that by his presence
to burn
and destroy
the icons.