42875 - Kyriakos’ mother

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

The mother of Kyriakos
wasn’t merely
an Assyrian existence
lost within the history
of a genocide
which tortured
and dismembered
an entire nation,
but she was simultaneously
a great woman
who enlightened
her fellow human beings
and they all felt
her humanism
even if she was
unknown to them
therefore, that sacred white
she had inside her
she gave to us
so that we may walk
in darkness as well.