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
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
along the way of traveling the
island of mountains and the sea.
zjg poetry ’21