ime prezakias

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ime prezakias

Post by constantine » July 18th, 2012, 11:19 am

i walk the streets of the waterfront
the back haunts of piraeus, the dives
the tekes and cafe amans,
gutters where the refuse flows
with stray cats and beggars
a quarter - an anchovie, a sardine
and they lick my hand
i ply my trade among the fatted flesh
to pick a pocket with a well-turned rhyme
and after i've put in the hours
i try to turn my blood to wine
the needle has become my king
my dictator, my mussolini
like a vampire it feasts upon my shadow
because my flesh will not sustain
because my flesh will not sustain
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Re: ime prezakias

Post by jackofnightmares » July 18th, 2012, 11:27 am

greater love has no poet
"Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect" George Santayana, The Idea of Christ in the Gospels

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Re: ime prezakias

Post by still.trucking » July 18th, 2012, 11:38 am

please pardon my gut reaction and this second reply
"Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous." Barbara Ehrenreich

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Re: ime prezakias

Post by still.trucking » July 18th, 2012, 11:47 am

in for a dime
poem gets better every time
I read it
thank you
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Re: ime prezakias

Post by constantine » July 18th, 2012, 11:50 am

thanks! the poem was inspired by an old rebetiko song of the same name; it translates to i'm a junkie.

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Re: ime prezakias

Post by the mingo » July 19th, 2012, 2:08 am

8)
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Re: ime prezakias

Post by saw » July 19th, 2012, 6:34 am

great ending to a well crafted poem has an esoteric allure.....I dig it Dr. D
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Re: ime prezakias

Post by constantine » July 20th, 2012, 6:24 pm

thanks guys!

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