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In the Airport

A man called Dad walks by
then another one does. Dad, you say
and he turns, forever turning, forever
being called. Dad, he turns, and looks
at you, bewildered, his face a moving 
wreck of skin, a gravity-bound question 
mark, a fruit ripped in two, an animal 
that can't escape the field.


Copyright © 2010 by Eleni Sikélianòs. Used with permission of the author.


Eleni Sikelianos

Eleni Sikelianos is the author of several poetry collections, including Make Yourself Happy (Coffee House Press, 2017). 

Date Published: 2010-01-01

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