Neo-Hellene Poets, an Anthology of Modern Greek Poetry, 1750-2018



My house, just like yours

intrudes into the houses of others

since the roads are so narrow

and there are so many people

sometimes I feel we sleep in the same bed

since we are almost glued together

we use the same brush to brush our teeth

and we eat the same food

only when you go

you leave behind your dirty dishes

it can’t be explained otherwise

that the sink is always full

it doesn’t matter though

I do what I can

to show how much I love you

for this I put on the fake moustache

and I go out to the rain with a fan

that your children will laugh

only I beg of you don’t gossip about us

and leave my Myrto alone

she was born the way she looks.



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