LOVE IS FEAR
Love is the fear that connects us with others
Do we truly die for the others or this way we avenge our lives
or this way we spit all the measly resemblances
and at some time a sunray goes through our dried up minds
something like a vague memory of our lively prehistory.
We have reached the days when you don’t know what to measure
erotic events and stock market companies
you can’t find a mirror into which to cry out your name
simple intentions of life secure the current affairs
boredom, lust, dreams, business dealings, cheating
and if I think it’s because custom is better than guilt.
ANTHOLOGY of NEOHELLENIC POETRY, translated by Manolis Aligizakis, Ekstasis Editions, Victoria, BC, Αutumn 2017