KATERINA GOGOU (The actress, the poet, the anarchist, the communist, the rebellious)

Posted: 11/01/2022 by vequinox in Literature

Manolis

Κατερίνα_Γώγου

25th of MARCH

One day I’ll open the door
to go out to the streets
just like yesterday and
I won’t think but
a piece of my father and
a piece of the sea,
things they left to me,
and the city. This city that they’ve turned rotten
and our friends who vanished.
One day I’ll open the door
straight to the fire and
I’ll enter like yesterday
crying out “fascists!!”
putting up road blocks and throwing stones
with a red banner
gleaming high up in the sunshine.
I’ll open the door
and this, not because I’m afraid,
but, I mean to say,
I had no time to grab them and
that you also have to learn
not to go down the streets
without arms like I did,
I had no time to grab them
because you’ll get lost like I did
“just like that, vaguely”
broken to pieces
of…

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