Before she got cancer by Sofia Kioroglou

Before she got cancer

It wasn’t like that before she got cancer
She was a constant pain in the neck
always grouching and splitting hairs.

She would give her husband and friends a hard time
never thankful for small mercies
always seeing the glass half empty

Now that her tenure on earth expires
and her candle will not last the night
She thinks she could have lived her life so much better…

Sofia KioroglouSofia Kioroglou is a Greek poet, writer and perennial traveller to the Holy Land and Egypt. Her recent entry to the Festival for Poetry was singled out at the Best of February and her poems have been selected in the 26 Most Commented Writers Category of Pengician. Her poems can be found online and in print in Lunaris Review, In Between Hangovers, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Galway Review, Verse-Virtual, Dumas de Demain, Books’ Journal, Poetic Diversity, Every Writer, Winamop and Aenaon to name but a few. She has work forthcoming this March in Basil o’ Flaherty. She was one of the winners in the International Competition of Epok.gr this January and her work won a distinction in the Poetry Contest of Unesco Club for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Her work is mentioned in the Winningwriters Magazine this February.

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