Titos Patrikios – Selected Poems

Posted: 06/02/2023 by vequinox in Literature


When the Athenians were defeated in Syracuse,

quite naturally, no one in China heard of it

as it is normal that my neighbor never learns

of the destruction taking place next to him.

I also find it natural that I’m the last to learn

of the unfortunate things that take place inside me.

Despite all the technological progress

millions of Beijing citizens, my innumerable

neighbors and I are the last ones to hear the news.


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