39023 - When you’ve taken an oath

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

When you’ve taken an oath
to protect
the citizens
of Greece
and you end up
putting restraints
on them
even though
they’re expressing
your own nation
how do you feel
that you’re serving
as a slave
the violence
of barbarism
which erases
because it doesn’t want
to leave
any history behind.