replay of names

dukakis.sikakud/ doxiades.sedaixod

how good these names sound on a

dull morning/ aching joints/ humidity.

at times the sun comes thru’ with

a punch of halogen-shine

then again clouds gather rapidly

grey with weighted water content

ominous/ shedding some drops

saturated with dust and chemicals

to dirty the windows of rooms and

cars/ menial cleaning jobs for little

pay/ nobody’s keen to clean.

why the two names?

the first an actress and singer

the second a famous greek architect

both talented and only recognized

once they paid a visit to cerberus

and back.

twice the poet dreamed this

clearly saw their names lit up

besides the poet’s dad was always

thought of as an actor –

the architect’s home was crete –

the preferred island of the poet

the town of galos.solag/ still on

the back of his mind/ a flash of a

roadsign

along the way of traveling the

island of mountains and the sea.

zoltanzelan

zjg poetry ’21

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