Poem by Manolis Anagnostakis


You also died and you became the special

good family man, the patriot

thirty six wreaths accompanied you

three funereal speeches by vice presidents

seven votes in favor of what you offered

ah, Lavrentis, only I knew what a bastard you were

what a sold out asshole, you lived a life-time of lies

sleep in peace I won’t come to disturb your serenity

(I’ll exchange my whole life with my priceless silence

not with a reward for your sorrowful corpse)

sleep in peace as you were in life: the special

good family man, the patriot

you’ll neither be the first nor the last