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Sóma


Greece is round
with the sadness of a civilization that knows
itself
        has seen its height in heaven and knows

its span of influence now
brittle columns and sunken temples, pantheon
of skulls smoothed faceless
with water, wind, and worshippers

white sun
on empty streets

graffiti from a rough fist written
on a merchant’s wall:
        make moussaka not war

 



Christian Downes
Copyright © 2016  

Christian Downes earned an MFA in Poetry from Seattle Pacific University. He received Allegheny College’s 2013 Poetry Prize and a Reynolds Award from Nota Bene (2011). His work appears in Thin Air, Town Creek Poetry, Albatross, the Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, and elsewhere. He’s often found in the woods.


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