Becky Dennison Sakellariou

Rookie (Boston, MA, USA)

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Have lived and worked in Greece for many many years. The influence of this part of the world on me is enormous, politically, visually, socially, etc. Many of my poems are a mixture of my heritages, my worlds. more »

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In Memoriam

I am tired of all this dying,
Vassili’s sister, Alexi,
Diana’s mother, your mother,
Jonathan, Niki’s husband, my father,
the fire, my body, the day,
autumn leaves now dust
on wax paper, our blender
packed up for no reason,
the CD player, full,
announcing “no disc, ”
Rosie lying flat in a cage, an IV
in her shaved leg, a man
tenderly killing his wife,
then himself, in full dress uniform,
you found dead in my mouth
at dawn.

My body has emptied,
drained of whatever made
it run before the dying started.
Fingertips press my ...

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